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The Birth of the Modern Poet

ROBERT CRAWFORD

in The Modern Poet: Poetry, Academia, and Knowledge since the 1750s

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199269327
eISBN:
9780191699382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269327.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the history of a body of poets in England during the middle of the 18th century. These poets include Jerome Stones, James Macpherson, and Hugh Blair, who shared a fascination ... More


The Enlightened Preacher

Jonathan Yeager

in Enlightened Evangelicalism: The Life and Thought of John Erskine

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199772551
eISBN:
9780199895144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772551.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter analyzes the style and content of Erskine's preaching. After providing a context to Erskine's pastorates at Culross, Kirkintilloch, and Edinburgh, and briefly touching on his dual life ... More


Classical Education and the Early American Democratic Style

Joy Connolly

in Classics and National Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199212989
eISBN:
9780191594205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212989.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines classical rhetoric's central role in the formation of early American cultural identity. It surveys classical education in eighteenth‐ and early nineteenth‐century America, ... More


The “Double Nature” of Presentness: Byron’s Don Juan

Emily Rohrbach

in Modernity's Mist: British Romanticism and the Poetics of Anticipation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267965
eISBN:
9780823272440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267965.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Chapter five describes the comic epic poem’s foregrounding of the narrator’s writing process as a “presentness,” heightened through interruptions and other kinds of digression as well as the ottava ... More


Drum Ecclesiastic

Ernest Campbell Mossner

in The Life of David Hume

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243365
eISBN:
9780191697241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243365.003.0025
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In June 1751 David Hume wrote to Michael Ramsay in reference to Henry Home's recent Essays on the Principles of Morality and Natural Religion. Thus early began the campaign of the religiously zealous ... More


Scotland’s Augustans

Ernest Campbell Mossner

in The Life of David Hume

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243365
eISBN:
9780191697241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243365.003.0027
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In 1757, David Hume was fired with pride over the literary achievements of Scotland. The implications of this statement as to the cultural ideals of Hume and the Edinburgh men of letters, in general, ... More


How to Speak Well in Public: The Elocution Movement Begins in Earnest

Paula McDowell

in The Invention of the Oral: Print Commerce and Fugitive Voices in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226456966
eISBN:
9780226457017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226457017.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines English contributors to the elocution movement after John Henley, as well as their French precursor Michel le Faucheur. After the Toleration Act granted freedom of worship to ... More


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