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New Sensibility, New Knowledge, New Institutions

Robert Morrissey

in The Economy of Glory: From Ancien Regime France to the Fall of Napoleon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226924588
eISBN:
9780226924595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924595.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

What might be called the last battle between the Ancients and the Moderns plays itself out on multiple levels. Madame de Staël, a staunch opponent of Napoleon, explores the role of glory in the light ... More


This ‘still exhaustless mine’: de Staël, Goethe and Byron’s Roman lyricism

Alan Rawes

in Byron and Italy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526100559
eISBN:
9781526132222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100559.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter addresses Byron’s Italian lyric mode by focusing on Childe Harold IV’s description of the Palatine as an exemplary instance of sustained poetic attentiveness. It places this description ... More


Byron in Geneva: That Summer of 1816

David Ellis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316432
eISBN:
9781846317163
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317163
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In 1816, following the scandalous collapse of his marriage, Lord Byron left England forever. His first destination was the villa Diodati by Lake Geneva where he stayed together with Percy Bysshe ... More


Attempting to Win France for Abolition

in Zachary Macaulay 1768–1838: The Steadfast Scot in the British Anti-Slavery Movement

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846316968
eISBN:
9781846317057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317057.010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines Zachary Macaulay's work in negotiating for French abolition of the slave trade as part of a peace treaty between Great Britain and France. It discusses Macaulay's encounter with ... More


‘Domestic publicity’

Anne Stott

in Wilberforce: Family and Friends

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699391
eISBN:
9780191739132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699391.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter, which is thematically rather than chronologically based, introduces the third part of the book and depicts Wilberforce in his domestic setting. One of the chief reasons for his hatred ... More


Reconciliation

in Byron in Geneva: That Summer of 1816

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316432
eISBN:
9781846317163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317163.015
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

While Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley were away on the trip round the lake of Geneva, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin and Claire Clairmont were left to keep themselves busy at Diodati. Mary had begun ... More


Lewis, de Staël and ‘Poor Polidori’

in Byron in Geneva: That Summer of 1816

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316432
eISBN:
9781846317163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317163.019
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Matthew Lewis met Madame de Staël in England, but the two got into a serious disagreement during one of their meetings. Perhaps to initiate a reconciliation between the two, Byron accompanied Lewis ... More


From Lord Nelvil to Dugald Dalgetty: Byron’s Scottish identity in Italy

Jonathan Gross

in Byron and Italy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526100559
eISBN:
9781526132222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100559.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter focuses primarily on Byron’s letters from his Italian years in order to examine the extent to which his Italianisation actually intensified his sense of his own Britishness. The latter ... More


The Economy of Limited Time

in On Borrowed Time: The Art and Economy of Living with Deadlines

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226886015
eISBN:
9780226886039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226886039.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses conceptions of the economy of limited time through the works of Homer, Adolf Franz Friedrich Freiherr von Knigge, Plutarch, André Gide, Jean Paul Richter, and Madame de Staël.


Old Friends

in Byron in Geneva: That Summer of 1816

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316432
eISBN:
9781846317163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317163.016
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Coppet's tripartite division could accommodate members of Madame de Staël's immediate family, the visiting English, the local intellectuals of a liberal cast, and some princes, dukes, and titled ... More


Polidori Does Not Suit

in Byron in Geneva: That Summer of 1816

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316432
eISBN:
9781846317163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317163.017
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Percy Bysshe Shelley did not go with Lord Byron to Coppet. An attractive and eloquent young poet, he would have been welcome there, and Madame de Staël would have been interested to meet Mary ... More


The Shelley Party

in Byron in Geneva: That Summer of 1816

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316432
eISBN:
9781846317163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317163.004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Some members of the group who were with Lord Byron during his stay in Switzerland did not fare well on their own. Matthew Lewis, for example, spent a year in Europe after leaving Diodati, visiting ... More


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