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‘What enchanting Sound salutes my Ear?’: Gerusalemme liberata and the early development of opera in England

Jason Lawrence

in Tasso's Art and Afterlives: The Gerusalemme Liberata in England

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780719090882
eISBN:
9781526128348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090882.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

By the 1620s, the romantic episodes in Gerusalemme liberata had become popular as a source for operatic libretti. The story of Rinaldo and Armida proved to be the most popular, and eventually, by the ... More


The Restoration School, 1661–1691

Christopher Tyerman

in A History of Harrow School 1324–1991

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227960
eISBN:
9780191678776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227960.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Modern History

Within thirty years of William Hide's resignation, Harrow School had become a recognized competitor for the education of the gentry, a ‘public school’ in England. A barometer of this progress was the ... More


Whig Poetics and the Church in Danger

Philip Connell

in Secular Chains: Poetry and the Politics of Religion from Milton to Pope

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199269587
eISBN:
9780191820496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269587.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter begins by exploring the Church of England’s embattled and divided situation in the years after 1688. The significance of ecclesiastical faction, it argues, has been underestimated by ... More


John Dennis, John Locke, and the Sublimation of Revolt: Samson Agonistes after the Glorious Revolution

Catherine Gimelli Martin

in Milton in the Long Restoration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198769774
eISBN:
9780191822605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769774.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter questions why John Dennis, the first literary critic to associate Milton with the poetic sublime, refuses to apply this term to Samson Agonistes or even publicly to discuss the drama. ... More


Introduction

CHRISTINE GERRARD

in Aaron Hill: The Muses' Projector, 1685-1750

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198183884
eISBN:
9780191714122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183884.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The chapter discusses the author's interest on Aaron Hill, which began when he was a graduate student in mid-1980s, working on the relationship between patriotism and poetry in the Walpole era. Hill ... More


Conclusion: Dryden and Whig Literary Culture, 1688–1711

John West

in Dryden and Enthusiasm: Literature, Religion, and Politics in Restoration England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198816409
eISBN:
9780191853678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816409.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Literary history often positions Dryden as the precursor to the great Tory satirists of the eighteenth century, like Pope and Swift. Yet a surprising number of Whig writers expressed deep admiration ... More


What Do We Talk about When We Talk about Terror?: Prodicus Laughs

David Simpson

in States of Terror: History, Theory, Literature

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226600192
eISBN:
9780226600369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226600369.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The debate over word choice between Socrates and Prodicus in Plato’s Protagoras introduces the significance of the fear-terror word cluster for the critical tradition, which also draws on important ... More


Secular Chains: Poetry and the Politics of Religion from Milton to Pope

Philip Connell

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199269587
eISBN:
9780191820496
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269587.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Secular Chains provides an original account of the relationship between poetry and religious controversy in the period 1649–1745, with a particular emphasis on political and intellectual challenges ... More


The Paradoxical Machinery of The Rape of the Lock

Alastair Fowler

in Remembered Words: Essays on Genre, Realism, and Emblems

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198856979
eISBN:
9780191890093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856979.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter assesses Alexander Pope’s The Rape of the Lock. The two-canto The Rape of the Lock of 1712 had mythological machinery of an ordinary epic (or mock-heroic) sort—‘Now Jove suspends his ... More


Critical Mass: Contextualizing Bentley’s Paradise Lost

David A. Harper

in Milton in the Long Restoration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198769774
eISBN:
9780191822605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769774.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Since its publication in 1732, most readers and scholars have treated Richard Bentley’s edition of Paradise Lost with hardly muted laughter, finding it easy to dismiss as an aberration in a teleology ... More


Whitefield and Literary Affect

Emma Salgård Cunha

in George Whitefield: Life, Context, and Legacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198747079
eISBN:
9780191809330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747079.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter provides a reading of Whitefield’s reliance on affective rhetorical strategies for preaching. It aligns his views on the religious necessity of emotion alongside contemporary notions of ... More


Milton’s Essay of Dramatic Poesy: Samson Agonistes

Ann Baynes Coiro

in Milton in the Long Restoration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198769774
eISBN:
9780191822605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769774.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Samson Agonistes engages with two heated Long Restoration debates: the use of rhymed verse in tragedy and the status of the tragic chorus. Each might seem pedantic now or merely technical, but they ... More


Introduction: Revival Poetry

Wendy Raphael Roberts

in Awakening Verse: The Poetics of Early American Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197510278
eISBN:
9780197510308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197510278.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Literature

This chapter states, and briefly explains, the main claims of the book: that early evangelicalism must be understood as a central aesthetic movement of the eighteenth century; and that to understand ... More


Addison, Samuel Johnson, and the Test of Time

Robert De Maria Jr

in Joseph Addison: Tercentenary Essays

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198814030
eISBN:
9780191924286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814030.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter explores the contours of Addison’s afterlife in the eighteenth century by looking carefully at Samuel Johnson’s varied criticism of his works over a lifetime of writing about him. In his ... More


The Old Veteran

John W.I. Lee

in The First Black Archaeologist: A Life of John Wesley Gilbert

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780197578995
eISBN:
9780197579022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197578995.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the final decade of Gilbert’s life, following his return from the Belgian Congo. It shows how racism within the MECS and lack of commitment within the CME prevented Gilbert ... More


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