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Poetry and Politics: Anne Bradstreet and Lucy Hutchinson

Susan Wiseman

in Conspiracy and Virtue: Women, Writing, and Politics in Seventeenth-Century England

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199205127
eISBN:
9780191709579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205127.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines women's place in the mid-seventeenth century understanding of politics, what might be called the political imaginary, from distinct, even opposite, vantage points. It pursues ... More


Margaret Cavendish and Lucy Hutchinson: Authorship and Ownership

Paul Salzman

in Reading Early Modern Women's Writing

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261048
eISBN:
9780191717482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261048.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter begins by discussing Margaret Cavendish's representation of Authorship. It examines her work entitled Poems and Fancies, and describes her of having a possessive and protective attitude ... More


Lucy Hutchinson's Elegies, the Country-House Poem, and Female Complaint

Elizabeth Scott-Baumann

in Forms of Engagement: Women, Poetry and Culture 1640-1680

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199676521
eISBN:
9780191755675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676521.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

This chapter shows that in the seventeenth-century elegy was alive to various formal re-workings. Poets since Ovid had used the elegy to write erotic love poetry, while it had also developed its ... More


Margaret Cavendish and Lucy Hutchinson: Writing Matter

Jonathan Goldberg

in The Seeds of Things: Theorizing Sexuality and Materiality in Renaissance Representations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230662
eISBN:
9780823235827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230662.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter demonstrates how Margaret Cavendish's literature differs from that of Lucy Hutchinson in reference to the judgement of Norbrook that they have this “unique common ground.” Embellished in ... More


Katherine Philips and Lucy Hutchinson Reading John Donne

Elizabeth Scott-Baumann

in Forms of Engagement: Women, Poetry and Culture 1640-1680

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199676521
eISBN:
9780191755675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676521.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

Katherine Philips and Lucy Hutchinson were both brought up in puritan-leaning households with high-profile literary connections; both were connected by friends and relatives to John Milton, for ... More


Lucy Hutchinson, the Bible, and Order and Disorder

Elizabeth Scott-Baumann

in Forms of Engagement: Women, Poetry and Culture 1640-1680

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199676521
eISBN:
9780191755675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676521.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

This chapter shows how Lucy Hutchinson politicized the process of reading in her long biblical poem Order and Disorder. The poem and its marginal notes show her guiding her Restoration readers into ... More


Editing Shadows: The Changing Text of Lucy Hutchinson’s Memoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson

Mark Burden

in Textual Transformations: Purposing and Repurposing Books from Richard Baxter to Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198808817
eISBN:
9780191882500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808817.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Since its first publication in 1806, Lucy Hutchinson’s Memoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson has been praised for its sensitive political analysis and its literary excellence. However, both these ... More


The Garden of Epicurus and the Garden of Eden: Friendship's Counsel in De Rerum natura and Order and Disorder

Penelope Anderson

in Friendship's Shadows: Women's Friendship and the Politics of Betrayal in England, 1640–1705

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748655823
eISBN:
9780748676620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748655823.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter argues that the key to Lucy Hutchinson's political imagination lies in the relation between her two epics, the De rerum natura translation and Order and Disorder. In both poems, ... More


Forms of Engagement: Women, Poetry and Culture 1640-1680

Elizabeth Scott-Baumann

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199676521
eISBN:
9780191755675
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676521.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

This book reveals previously unrecognized patterns of influence between women poets Katherine Philips, Lucy Hutchinson, and Margaret Cavendish and their peers and predecessors including Donne, ... More


The Seeds of Things: Theorizing Sexuality and Materiality in Renaissance Representations

Jonathan Goldberg

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230662
eISBN:
9780823235827
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230662.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The title of this book translates one of the many ways in which Lucretius names the basic matter from which the world is made in De rerum natura. For Lucretius, and in the strain of thought following ... More


Friendship's Shadows: Women's Friendship and the Politics of Betrayal in England, 1640–1705

Penelope Anderson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748655823
eISBN:
9780748676620
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748655823.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This book changes our understanding both of the masculine Renaissance friendship tradition and of the private forms of women's friendship of the eighteenth century and after. It uncovers the latent ... More


Lucretius and the Early Modern

David Norbrook, Stephen Harrison, and Philip Hardie (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198713845
eISBN:
9780191807152
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713845.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The rediscovery in the fifteenth century of Lucretius’s De rerum natura was a challenge to received ideas. This poem offered a vision of the creation of the universe, the origins and goals of human ... More


Intellectual Pleasure and the Woman Translator in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-century England

Edith Hall

in Women Classical Scholars: Unsealing the Fountain from the Renaissance to Jacqueline de Romilly

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198725206
eISBN:
9780191792571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198725206.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

One of the activities within classical scholarship which long attracted women excluded from formal education or academic institutions was translation. Although some women translated for money, others ... More


Atheists and Republicans: Interpreting Lucretius in Revolutionary England

David Norbrook

in Lucretius and the Early Modern

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198713845
eISBN:
9780191807152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713845.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the reception of Lucretius’s account of the origins of the state in his fifth book in England from the 1650s to the 1680s. It argues through close attention to key passages that ... More


Writing History: Domestic Papers, Biographical Writing, and Public Histories

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/9780191849572.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Many who lived through the English Civil War penned memoirs of their experiences, some of which were published after their deaths, such as Richard Baxter’s life writings and Thomas Fuller’s accounts ... More


Textual Transformations: Purposing and Repurposing Books from Richard Baxter to Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Tessa Whitehouse and N. H. Keeble (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198808817
eISBN:
9780191882500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808817.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This collection of twelve original essays by an international team of eminent scholars in the field of book history explores the many ways in which early modern books were subject to reworking, ... More


Introduction: Friendship, Gender, Politics

Penelope Anderson

in Friendship's Shadows: Women's Friendship and the Politics of Betrayal in England, 1640–1705

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748655823
eISBN:
9780748676620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748655823.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, which is to offer different ways of looking both at what was — the figurations of loyalty and betrayal; the relations of gender and ... More


‘For Myne Owne Onely Exercyse’: Women Classical Translators

Josephine Balmer

in Piecing Together the Fragments: Translating Classical Verse, Creating Contemporary Poetry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199585090
eISBN:
9780191747519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585090.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter begins with an overview of translations of classical poetry by women translators through the ages, examining, in particular, their prefaces and author statements, including those by Lucy ... More


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