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Milton, John Hall, and Cultural Communities in Post‐War London, 1646–1647

Nicholas Mcdowell

in Poetry and Allegiance in the English Civil Wars: Marvell and the Cause of Wit

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199278008
eISBN:
9780191707810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278008.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

This chapter focuses initially on John Hall of Durham, who had been under Stanley's patronage since 1642 and was a key member of his London literary group. Hall was also an avid reader of Milton's ... More


‘Touch but thy Lire (my Harrie)’: Henry Lawes and the Mirthful Music of Hesperides

Stacey Jocoy

in ‘Lords of Wine and Oile’: Community and Conviviality in the Poetry of Robert Herrick

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604777
eISBN:
9780191729355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604777.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

Though it is clear that Herrick and Henry Lawes knew and respected each other’s work, little attention has been given to their collaborative efforts. Here, in contrast to the melancholy or ... More


‘Her Harmonious Numbers’: The Politics of Friendship in the Poems and Plays of Katherine Philips

Hero Chalmers

in Royalist Women Writers, 1650-1689

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273270
eISBN:
9780191706356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273270.003.02
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter investigates the ways in which the philosophy of friendship developed in Philips's verse draws on and contributes to the politicised friendship writings produced in the royalist literary ... More


John Milton and Musical Abjection

Scott A. Trudell

in Unwritten Poetry: Song, Performance, and Media in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198834663
eISBN:
9780191874031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834663.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

In John Milton’s works, music is a powerful instigator of unsettling modes of poetry. From A Maske Presented at Ludlow Castle to Samson Agonistes and Paradise Lost, Milton remains fascinated by the ... More


Italian Performance Practices in Seventeenth-Century English Song

Elizabeth Kenny

in The Edinburgh Companion to Literature and Music

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780748693122
eISBN:
9781474490979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693122.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the role of performer additions in mid-seventeenth-century English song. It re-examines the relationship between delivery of a poetic text and musical performance. The ‘Hilton’ ... More


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