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The Mighty Mother

Jane Spencer

in Literary Relations: Kinship and the Canon 1660-1830

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262960
eISBN:
9780191718731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262960.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that while literary paternity has been understood in historical terms as set of relationships between real men, literary maternity has been imagined in mythical terms, its common ... More


Dulness and Pope: Warton Lecture On English Poetry

David Womersley

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 131, 2004 Lectures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263518
eISBN:
9780191734021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263518.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses the dividedness shown by Pope in The Dunciad and attempts to offer a new explanation of that dividedness. It seeks the reasons for that dividedness and also dwells on Pope's ... More


The Dunciad (1728–1730)

Paul Baines and Pat Rogers

in Edmund Curll, Bookseller

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199278985
eISBN:
9780191700002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278985.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses how Curll's annus horribilis of 1728 changed his image as an outright scoundrel to a figure of major public importance. It details that within weeks of his descent from the ... More


The Rape of the Lock to The Dunciad

Howard Erskine-Hill

in Poetry of Opposition and Revolution: Dryden to Wordsworth

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121770
eISBN:
9780191671296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121770.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

When Pope published the five-canto version of The Rape of the Lock, on 4 March 1714, a reader who remembered the Miscellany poem would at once have noted three changes. A system of spirits had been ... More


‘Dipt in the Dirt’: Pope, Cultural Politics, and Grub Street, 1728–1733

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/9780198183884.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

One side of Aaron Hill's character — the entrepreneur, man of action, and practical improver — was left unsatisfied by the cloying intensity of the Hillarian Circle with its hidden intimacies and ... More


Going it Alone (1728–1732)

Paul Baines and Pat Rogers

in Edmund Curll, Bookseller

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199278985
eISBN:
9780191700002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278985.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses how during the end of the 1720s, Curll engaged in fewer co-publishing ventures. Many of his earlier partners in the book trade had gone out of business. It explains that some ... More


Alexander Pope and the Modes of Faith

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/9780199269587.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The book’s final chapter surveys the career of Alexander Pope, with a particular emphasis on his religious beliefs and their complex relation to his developing identity as a poet of political ... More


Piddling on Broccoli: Pope’s Menu and his Ideology

Brean S. Hammond

in Professional Imaginative Writing in England, 1670–1740: 'Hackney for Bread'

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112990
eISBN:
9780191670909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112990.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter comments further on the various contradictions and perplexes embodied in the person and career of Alexander Pope, which have been the genesis of the entire book. It revisits the ... More


Schemes and Projects 1712–1721

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/9780198183884.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses Hill's schemes and projects from 1712 to 1721. Hill, like another of The Dunciad's victims, Daniel Defoe, devoted much of his early maturity to the obsessive pursuit of ... More


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