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The Culture of Scholarship in Early Eighteenth-Century England

Simon Jarvis

in Scholars and Gentlemen: Shakespearean Textual Criticism and Representations of Scholarly Labour, 1725-1765

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182955
eISBN:
9780191673924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182955.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The relationship between eighteenth-century Shakespearian textual criticism and its classical and scriptural relatives has sometimes been approached from a rather misleading angle. Some attention has ... More


Forging a Polemical Style: Gibbon’s Vindication and Literary Warfare, 1694–1779

DAVID WOMERSLEY

in Gibbon and the 'Watchmen of the Holy City': The Historian and his Reputation, 1776-1815

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187332
eISBN:
9780191718861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187332.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Gibbon's most explicit engagement with his critics occurred with the publication of his Vindication in 1779. Recent scholars have normally presented this as a one-sided contest leading to a ... More


I know not what to make of the author

Robert G. Ingram

in Reformation without end: Religion, politics and the past in post-revolutionary England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526126948
eISBN:
9781526136244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526126948.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Part II of this book (chapters 6-9) concern Conyers Middleton. This introductory chapter to Part II sets the scene for this story by considering feud between Middleton and Richard Bentley and its ... More


The Enlightenments of Richard Bentley

N. J. S. Hardy

in History of Universities: Volume XXVI/2

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199668380
eISBN:
9780191804731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199668380.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter reviews Richard Bentley: Poetry and Enlightenment, Kristine Haugen's account of Richard Bentley's classical scholarship. Synthesising the history of scholarship and the study of English ... More


Richard Bentley’s Paradise Lost and the Ghost of Spinoza

Sarah Ellenzweig

in God in the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190267070
eISBN:
9780190267100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190267070.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter argues that Richard Bentley’s notorious emendations to Milton’s Paradise Lost in his 1732 edition of the poem support critical conjectures about Milton’s affinity with Spinoza, an ... 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


Laws of Nature in Seventeenth-Century England: From Cambridge Platonism to Newtonianism

Peter Harrison

in The Divine Order, the Human Order, and the Order of Nature: Historical Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199934409
eISBN:
9780199367740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199934409.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this chapter, Peter Harrison first shows that the Cambridge Platonists accepted Descartes's emphasis on the fundamental laws of nature, but rejected many of the details of his account on several ... More


The Book Business: Edward Millington, Jacob Tonson, and Emerging Publishing Practices

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/9780191849572.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

A new generation of book publishers emerged after the Great Fire of London, occupying new spaces including ‘Little Britain’. Some publishers such as James Magnes and Richard Bentley became known for ... More


James Henry Monk (1784–1856)

Christopher Collard

in Tragedy, Euripides and Euripideans

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781904675730
eISBN:
9781781385364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675730.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

A most successful Cambridge don at Trinity College, Tutor and (at the age of 25) Regius Professor of Greek – but also a churchman, made Dean of Peterborough in 1822, and in 1830 both Canon of ... More


History of Universities: Volume XXVI/2

Mordechai Feingold (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199668380
eISBN:
9780191804731
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199668380.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book, which is a volume in a series of history of universities, contains a mix of chapters and book reviews. The book acts as a tool for the historian of higher education. The volume combines ... More


Later British Reactions to Absolutism: 1690–1704

Emily Thomas

in Absolute Time: Rifts in Early Modern British Metaphysics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198807933
eISBN:
9780191845727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807933.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter considers British reactions to absolutism between the 1690 publication of Locke’s Essay and the 1704 delivery of Clarke’s Boyle lectures. These reactions tended to focus on absolutism ... More


‘In the Dun Air Sublime’: Milton, the Richardsons, and the Invention of Aesthetic Categories

Blair Hoxby

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/9780198769774.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Jonathan Richardson’s reading of Milton prepared him to be the first author to write a theory of the sublime in the fine arts. Conversely, his preoccupations as a collector and connoisseur not only ... More


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