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Reading Plutarch, Writing Lives

Jessica Martin

in Walton’s Lives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270157
eISBN:
9780191683930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270157.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, History of Christianity

It has been shown how Izaak Walton quotes Plutarch in Lives and borrows certain situations and images from him. It can be deduced that Walton evidently read Plutarch. Walton's characters were set up ... More


Doctor Donne

Dayton Haskin

in John Donne in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199212422
eISBN:
9780191707216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212422.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In the early 19th century there were three overlapping interpretative communities in which John Donne's name had currency. One was made up of readers who, although they were familiar with Dr Donne ... More


Donne in the Hands of Biographers

Dayton Haskin

in John Donne in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199212422
eISBN:
9780191707216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212422.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The publication of Rev Alexander B. Grosart's edition of The Complete Poems of John Donne, D.D., Dean of St. Paul's intensified interest in developing an integrated account of Izaak Walton's preacher ... More


Letters

Dayton Haskin

in John Donne in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199212422
eISBN:
9780191707216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212422.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Of the thousands of decisions, large and small, taken in the 19th century by persons seeking to make John Donne's writings available in print, few were as influential as the publisher and the editor ... More


John Donne in the Nineteenth Century

Dayton Haskin

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199212422
eISBN:
9780191707216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212422.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In 1906, having been assigned Izaak Walton's Life of Donne to read for his English class, a Harvard freshman heard a lecture on the long disparaged ‘metaphysical’ poets. Years later, when an ... More


Introduction: The Variorum as a Window onto Cultural History

Dayton Haskin

in John Donne in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199212422
eISBN:
9780191707216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212422.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This introduction looks at the Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne in relation to other features of literary and cultural history. The Donne Variorum serves as a window onto literary and ... More


The Servant and the Grave Robber: Walton’s Lives in Restoration England

Andrea Walkden

in Writing Lives: Biography and Textuality, Identity and Representation in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199698233
eISBN:
9780191803772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199698233.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines the Lives written by Izaak Walton between 1640 and 1678 in Restoration England. His subjects were John Donne (1640), Henry Wotton (1651), Richard Hooker (1665), George Herbert ... More


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