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William Collins and the Idea of Liberty

Paul Williamson

in Tradition in Transition: Women Writers, Marginal Texts, and the Eighteenth-Century Canon

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182887
eISBN:
9780191673900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182887.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, 18th-century Literature

William Collins’s odes divide neatly into the two kinds of lyric, sublime and beautiful, Greater and Lesser, distinguished by neo-classical critics, and his repeated use of the progress structure ... More


‘On the Giddy Brink’: Eighteenth-Century Prospects

James Whitehead

in Madness and the Romantic Poet: A Critical History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198733706
eISBN:
9780191798054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198733706.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses the vicissitudes of creative madness, enthusiasm, and inspiration in the eighteenth century, in relation to writing by Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift, whose satirical ... More


The Great Divide

Richard Wendorf

in Printing History and Cultural Change: Fashioning the Modern English Text in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780192898135
eISBN:
9780191924583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192898135.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The presence—and subsequent disappearance—of pervasive capitalization, italics, and caps and small caps in eighteenth-century English texts has occasionally been noted but it has never been ... More


Yet Once More: Milton’s Lyric Descendants

Christopher R. Miller

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/9780198769774.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines how Milton, celebrated as an epic poet, became a presiding muse of lyric poetry during a period when the generic category of lyric came to be expanded in scope and elevated in ... More


Interlude: Animating Nature

Dustin D. Stewart

in Futures of Enlightenment Poetry

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198857792
eISBN:
9780191890413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857792.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The book as a whole emphasizes a productive discontinuity between various eighteenth-century poets and both their Miltonic sources and their Romantic successors. Two interludes, however, qualify this ... More


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