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Katherine Philips and Abraham Cowley: Solitude, Dialogue, and the Ode

Elizabeth Scott-Baumann

in Forms of Engagement: Women, Poetry and Culture 1640-1680

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199676521
eISBN:
9780191755675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676521.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

This chapter focuses on Katherine Philips to explore teasing paradoxes: the poetry of retirement is written in intense engagement with literary culture; the poetry of solitude demands dialogue. ... More


Harps in Babylon: Cowley, Davenant, Butler

Anthony Welch

in The Renaissance Epic and the Oral Past

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178869
eISBN:
9780300188998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178869.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines a body of poems written by a single close-knit group of Englishmen in the wake of their king's overthrow and execution in 1649. The defeated royalists who wrote most of these ... More


“My brother got killed in the war”: Internecine Intertextuality

Richard Thomas

in Citizens of Discord: Rome and Its Civil Wars

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195389579
eISBN:
9780199866496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389579.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter is concerned with intertextual aspects of civil war literature and with the way such intertexts complicate and intensify the aesthetic response to the suffering and loss associated with ... More


Cowley: Oblivion and Obedience

Niall Allsopp

in Poetry and Sovereignty in the English Revolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198861065
eISBN:
9780191893032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861065.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Chapter 4 challenges established interpretations of Cowley as a (crypto-)royalist with a revisionist reading of his Poems (1656), particularly the Pindarique Odes and Davideis, as his conscious ... More


Indemnity for Enemies, Oblivion for Friends: Changing Political Allegiances in the English Civil Wars

Penelope Anderson

in Friendship's Shadows: Women's Friendship and the Politics of Betrayal in England, 1640–1705

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748655823
eISBN:
9780748676620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748655823.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter considers four writers who exhibit varying degrees of success in manipulating the meanings of shifting alliances. The prose polemicist Marchamont Nedham seems to flourish directly in ... More


Look Homeward Angel: Angelic Guardianship and Nationhood

Raymond Joad

in Milton's Angels: The Early-Modern Imagination

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199560509
eISBN:
9780191701801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560509.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The poems presented here by Abraham Cowley, John Milton, Andrew Marvell, and George Wither are all state-of-the-nation poems that invoke the presence of national angels. Milton and Wither raise ... More


Ending Lucan

Edward Paleit

in War, Liberty, and Caesar: Responses to Lucan's Bellum Ciuile, ca. 1580 - 1650

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199602988
eISBN:
9780191744761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602988.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter Seven closes the study by examining the responses of three writers – Samuel Daniel, Thomas May and Abraham Cowley – to the question of Lucan’s ending. It shows that each were concerned as ... More


Lucy Hutchinson, the Bible, and Order and Disorder

Elizabeth Scott-Baumann

in Forms of Engagement: Women, Poetry and Culture 1640-1680

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199676521
eISBN:
9780191755675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676521.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

This chapter shows how Lucy Hutchinson politicized the process of reading in her long biblical poem Order and Disorder. The poem and its marginal notes show her guiding her Restoration readers into ... More


Introduction: Reading, Gender, and Form

Elizabeth Scott-Baumann

in Forms of Engagement: Women, Poetry and Culture 1640-1680

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199676521
eISBN:
9780191755675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676521.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

This introduces the book's central questions of how reading affects authorship and how both are gendered in the seventeenth century. The mid-seventeenth century saw fertile tensions between ... More


‘Adventurous Song’: Samuel Butler, Abraham Cowley, Katherine Philips, John Milton, and 1660s Verse

Margaret J. M. Ezell

in The Oxford English Literary History: Volume V: 1645-1714: The Later Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198183112
eISBN:
9780191847158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198183112.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The decade after the Restoration saw the publication of several important works and collections of verse. Samuel Butler’s mock-heroic Hudibras satirized the civil war conflict, and although Abraham ... More


The Counsel of Herbs: Scientific Georgic

Claire Preston

in The Poetics of Scientific Investigation in Seventeenth-Century England

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198704805
eISBN:
9780191780134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704805.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Vigorous, invigorating georgic communities and political sodalities included a large group of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century horticultural and arboricultural writers including Gervase Markham, ... More


Into the Modern Era: From George Chapman to Anne Carson

Josephine Balmer

in Piecing Together the Fragments: Translating Classical Verse, Creating Contemporary Poetry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199585090
eISBN:
9780191747519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585090.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter continues the study of statements and prefaces by translators of classical verse into English, including those by George Chapman, Abraham Cowley, and John Dryden in the seventeenth ... More


Inglorious Spensers

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/9780198117940.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

A further, and perhaps historically more important response to Edmund Spenser's poem The Faerie Queene emerges through the seventeenth century. Passions come to be seen as independent forces; heroes ... More


Pastoral and Ideology, and the Environment

Ken Hiltner

in What Else Is Pastoral?: Renaissance Literature and the Environment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449406
eISBN:
9780801460760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449406.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines how writers of Renaissance pastoral extensively used a gestural, rather than representational, strategy. It considers a range of English writers, including William Forrest, ... More


The King’s Body: Eikon Basilike and the Royalists in Exile at Home and Abroad

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/9780191849572.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The trial and execution of Charles I by Parliament generated many accounts ranging from ballads to Eikon Basilike, a text believed to have been written by Charles himself during his final days. ... More


Single-Authored Volumes of Verse

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/9780191849572.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Although the Interregnum has been described as a dark period in the promotion of the arts, an unusual number of single-authored volumes of verse were printed, often by Humphrey Mosley. Among the ... More


War, Liberty, and Caesar: Responses to Lucan's Bellum Ciuile, ca. 1580 - 1650

Edward Paleit

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199602988
eISBN:
9780191744761
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602988.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

War, Liberty and Caesar is chiefly an attempt to address aspects of early modern English literary and political culture between ca. 1580 to 1650, through the sometimes illuminating prism ... More


Poetry and Revolution

Nigel Smith

in Andrew Marvell: The Chameleon

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300112214
eISBN:
9780300168396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300112214.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter narrates the re-entry of Andrew Marvell in England in the year 1647, where the outbreak of the Second Civil War occurred in the summer of 1648. Amidst this tumultuous context, Marvell ... More


The Optics of Virtue in Boyle, Cowley, and Behn

Erin Webster

in The Curious Eye: Optics and Imaginative Literature in Seventeenth-Century England

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198850199
eISBN:
9780191884665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850199.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter reads Aphra Behn’s farcical play, The Emperor of the Moon (1687), as a sustained and engaged critique of the figure of the experimentalist ‘virtuoso’ as he is presented in defences of ... More


Friendship's Shadows: Women's Friendship and the Politics of Betrayal in England, 1640–1705

Penelope Anderson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748655823
eISBN:
9780748676620
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748655823.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This book changes our understanding both of the masculine Renaissance friendship tradition and of the private forms of women's friendship of the eighteenth century and after. It uncovers the latent ... More


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