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Uncloistered Virtue: English Political Literature, 1640-1660

Thomas N. Corns

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128830
eISBN:
9780191671715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128830.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This book studies the relationship between literature and the political crises of the English Civil War. It explores the ways in which the literary culture of the period changed and survived in ... More


Anglicans and Royalists at War and in Exile

Achsah Guibbory

in Christian Identity, Jews, and Israel in 17th-Century England

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199557165
eISBN:
9780191595004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557165.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Royalists thought they were the true Israel and turned to the Hebrew Bible and Israelite analogies to create an ‘Anglican’ identity during the 1640s and 1650s for those who remained loyal to both ... More


Sweet Rose of England: Public Bodies

C. H. Sisson

in Speaking to You: Contemporary Poetry and Public Address

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199657001
eISBN:
9780191742194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657001.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Sisson's addresses explore how far a poet should create ‘agreement’ between the poem of the present and past. Speaking to you through time, Sisson is in conversation with long-deceased auditors ... More


The Rise and Fall of Merry England: The Ritual Year 1400–1700

Ronald Hutton

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203636
eISBN:
9780191675911
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203636.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book explores the religious and secular rituals that marked the passage of the year in late medieval and early modern England, and tells the story of how these rituals altered over time in ... More


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

Ruth Connolly and Tom Cain (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604777
eISBN:
9780191729355
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604777.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

The first such collection to be issued since 1991, the essays presented here read Herrick’s poetry in the context of his literary, musical, political, and religious affiliations and look at how he ... More


Supping with Ghosts: Imitation and Immortality in Herrick

Syrithe Pugh

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/9780199604777.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

The assertion of immortality on the title-page of Hesperides, Effugient avidos Carmina nostra Rogos--a misquotation from Ovid's elegy for Tibullus--is no mere invocation of a literary commonplace. ... More


Afterword: Herrick's Community, the Babylonian Captivity, and the Uses of Historicism

Achsah Guibbory

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/9780199604777.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

This chapter analyses how poetry for Herrick and many other royalists connected to the Caroline court is political, not in the limited sense of power relations but in the sense of being concerned ... More


Why Read Herrick?

Katharine Eisaman Maus

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/9780199604777.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

Herrick has a mixed reputation. On the one hand Hesperides includes some of the best known, best loved poems in the English language. Still, Herrick is widely condescended to in the criticism, ... More


‘Those Lyrick Feasts, made at the Sun, the Dog, the triple Tunne’: Going Clubbing with Ben Jonson

Michelle O’Callaghan

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/9780199604777.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

Herrick engaged in a dialogue with Jonson throughout his literary career, from the early 1610s to the publication of Hesperides in 1648. Jonson's influence may have remained a constant, but what it ... More


Herrick and the Order of the Black Riband: Literary Community in Civil-War London and the Publication of Hesperides (1648)

Nicholas McDowell

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/9780199604777.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

This chapter recovers Herrick’s association with a formidable, secretive, and almost unknown literary circle which formed in London in the aftermath of the first Civil War, and whose raison d’être ... More


‘Ile bring thee Herrick to Anacreon’: Robert Herrick’s Anacreontics and the Politics of Conviviality in Hesperides

Stella Achilleos

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/9780199604777.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines Robert Herrick’s translations and imitations of the Anacreontea, concentrating in particular on his appropriation of the concept of the anacreontic symposium in Hesperides. For ... More


Street Songs: Writers and urban songs and cries, 1800-1925

Daniel Karlin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198792352
eISBN:
9780191834363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792352.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, World Literature

The Introduction presents an overview of the topic of street song and summarizes the main chapters of the book. It begins by discussing poems by Robert Herrick and Thomas Campion based on the ... More


Tough Jews in the Spanish Civil War

Alan M. Wald

in Trinity of Passion: The Literary Left and the Antifascist Crusade

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807830758
eISBN:
9781469603285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882368_wald.5
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter presents a biographical narrative of a select group of Left-wing writers and their careers, namely: Milton Wolff, Alvah Bessie, and William Herrick. It describes how the lives of these ... More


Single-Authored Volumes of Verse

Margaret J. M. Ezell

in The Oxford English Literary History: Volume V: 1645–1714: The Later Seventeenth Century: Companion Volume

Published in print:
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
eISBN:
9780191849572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780191849572.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Although the Interregnum has been described as a dark period in the promotion of the arts, an unusual number of single-authored volumes of verse were printed, often by Humphrey Mosley. Among the ... More


Carpe Diem

Ramie Targoff

in Posthumous Love: Eros and the Afterlife in Renaissance England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226789590
eISBN:
9780226110462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226110462.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter focuses on the most extreme and uncompromising expression of mortal poetics in the early modern period: the carpe diem lyric. This classical genre was entirely missing from the ... More


The Young Naturalists’ Society

Sue Leaf

in A Love Affair with Birds: The Life of Thomas Sadler Roberts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675647
eISBN:
9781452947457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675647.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the discussions of The Young Naturalists’ Society, a club formed in March of 1875 with the purpose of supporting the pursuit of natural history. In its three-year existence, ... More


The Erotics of Chin Chucking in Seventeenth-Century England

Will Fisher

in Sex before Sex: Figuring the Act in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680764
eISBN:
9781452948560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680764.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter begins by analyzing Robert Herrick’s poem The Suspicion upon His Over-Much Familiarity with a Gentlewoman, followed by a description of chin chucking or the erotic stroke of a person’s ... More


Poetry and Matter in the English Renaissance

Wendy Beth Hyman

in Impossible Desire and the Limits of Knowledge in Renaissance Poetry

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198837510
eISBN:
9780191874154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837510.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Chapter 1, “Poetry and Matter in the English Renaissance” traces the crucial relationship between poetics and philosophical materialism in the early modern period, explaining why erotic verse so ... More


The Erotics of Doubt

Wendy Beth Hyman

in Impossible Desire and the Limits of Knowledge in Renaissance Poetry

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198837510
eISBN:
9780191874154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837510.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

“The Erotics of Doubt” contends that the carpe diem trope whose classical form was an expression of pragmatic Epicureanism became, during the religious upheaval of the Reformation, an unlikely but ... More


Ben Jonson: Formal Imitation

Colin Burrow

in Imitating Authors: Plato to Futurity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198838081
eISBN:
9780191874604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198838081.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter shows that Ben Jonson’s practice in imitating classical poetry was far more deeply indebted to the kinds of ‘formal’ imitation described in Chapter 6 than Jonson himself would have ... More


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