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Antiquarian Readers: The Case of Drayton and Selden

Angus Vine

in In Defiance of Time: Antiquarian Writing in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199566198
eISBN:
9780191722462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566198.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter shifts the arguments from antiquarian writers to antiquarian readers by exploring how early modern poets took up the antiquarian baton. It focuses on Michael Drayton, Camden's close ... More


Michael Drayton’s Brilliant Career: Chatterton Lecture on Poetry

Andrew Hadfield

in Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 125, 2003 Lectures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263242
eISBN:
9780191734014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263242.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses the career of Michael Drayton, who is generally regarded as a major second-rate poet. A careful examination of his extensive writings has revealed a shrewd and forceful mind at ... More


Michael Drayton and Proportional Form: Idea and Other Poems

Tom W. N. Parker

in Proportional Form in the Sonnets of the Sidney Circle: Loving in Truth

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184430
eISBN:
9780191674259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184430.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses Michael Drayton who made explicit references to numerological symbols and proportionally governed poetic form. An admirer of Philip Sidney, Drayton from the span of his career ... More


The Spenserians and King James, 1603–1616

David Norbrook

in Poetry and Politics in the English Renaissance: Revised Edition

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199247189
eISBN:
9780191697647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247189.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Poetry

Before King James had been long on the English throne there had emerged a group of poets who were alienated from the court and sometimes used the traditional symbolism of Protestant pastoral to voice ... More


After the Bishops’ Ban: imitation of Spenserian satire

Rachel E. Hile

in Spenserian Satire: A Tradition of Indirection

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719088087
eISBN:
9781526121073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088087.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The final chapter looks at two moments in the early seventeenth century: Michael Drayton’s response to the change of monarchs in two poems, To the Maiestie of King James from 1603 and The Owle from ... More


Ellenborough (Maryport): Recognizing Roman Civility in the Border Landscape

Richard Hingley

in Hadrian's Wall: A Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199641413
eISBN:
9780191745720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641413.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The Picts' Wall was a focus of considerable interest during the late sixteenth century and the first decade of the seventeenth. Late in the reign of Queen Elizabeth and during the succeeding reign of ... More


Mount Surrey

W. A. Sessions

in Henry Howard the Poet Earl of Surrey: A Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186250
eISBN:
9780191674457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186250.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Mount Surrey as a legend lingered into the later Renaissance. In prose, Thomas Nashe had fully textualized the poet's life by the early 1590s and, as with many cult narratives, by giving false ... More


The Progress of Poesy: Making an English Canon

Richard Terry

in Poetry and the Making of the English Literary Past: 1660-1781

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198186236
eISBN:
9780191718557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186236.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The constitution of a literary heritage brings into play two axes: those of selection and combination. It depends on the veneration of select authors and works (that is, their adoption into a canon) ... More


Time River Body: Personification and Inappropriate Detail in Drayton’s

Chris Barrett

in Early Modern English Literature and the Poetics of Cartographic Anxiety

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198816874
eISBN:
9780191858567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816874.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Relying on sustained, relentless personification, Drayton’s chorographical epic Poly-Olbion retains the ethical work of The Faerie Queene’s allegory in restoring to the national narrative the ... More


Inglorious Miltons

Colin Burrow

in Epic Romance: Homer to Milton

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117940
eISBN:
9780191671135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117940.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century epic writers had to work hard to invent a modern equivalent for the conceptual idiom of classical epic, and laboured both to unpick the idioms of earlier ... More


While the Winds Breathe, Adore Echo: Henry Reynolds between Neo-Platonic and Protestant Poetics of Myth

Anna-Maria Hartmann

in English Mythography in its European Context, 1500-1650

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198807704
eISBN:
9780191845529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807704.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

Henry Reynolds’s Mythomystes (1632) is a dynamic response to the tensions between Neo-Platonic claims for the divinity of ancient poetry and a Protestant poetics that rejected syncretism and sought ... More


Sir Henry Goodere, Poet and Scribe

Daniel Starza Smith

in John Donne and the Conway Papers: Patronage and Manuscript Circulation in the Early Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199679133
eISBN:
9780191802812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679133.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

The following chapter examines a group of Conway Papers poems in the hand of Sir Henry Goodere. This chapter begins the first full-scale investigation of this important figure, from his religiously ... More


Early Modern English Literature and the Poetics of Cartographic Anxiety

Chris Barrett

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198816874
eISBN:
9780191858567
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816874.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Though the Renaissance map—made newly accurate and newly ubiquitous by the Cartographic Revolution—delighted, inspired, and fascinated, it also unsettled, upset, and disturbed sixteenth- and ... More


Last Things (1594–1604)

Matthew Woodcock

in Thomas Churchyard: Pen, Sword, and Ego

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199684304
eISBN:
9780191764974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684304.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses Churchyard’s relationship with his Elizabethan literary contemporaries, and the references made to his works by Shakespeare, Marlowe, Nashe, and Spenser, and goes on to ... More


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