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Epilogue: Daring to Hope

Nicholas Roe

in Wordsworth and Coleridge: The Radical Years

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119692
eISBN:
9780191671197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119692.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In ‘Tintern Abbey’, as later in The Prelude, the fructifying treason of memory ‘augurs well’ for times to come, enabling William Wordsworth to confront human suffering and vicissitude with a ... More


The Early Years

David P. Kinloch

in The Thought and Art of Joseph Joubert (1754–1824)

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151838
eISBN:
9780191672859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151838.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter focuses on an aspect of Joseph Joubert's activity, for it helps to counteract the tendency to dismiss him as the philosophic recluse of Villeneuve. Undoubtedly the passivity of Joubert's ... More


Perfection Absolute: The Aspiration of The Recluse

Thomas McFarland

in William Wordsworth: Intensity and Achievement

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112532
eISBN:
9780191670800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112532.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses a number of Wordsworth's finest poems, including ‘The Ruined Cottage’ and The Excursion, which is a volume of poems by Wordsworth. The Recluse is also examined and discussed in ... More


‘A Strong Confusion’: Coleridge's Presence in The Prelude

Lucy Newlyn

in Coleridge, Wordsworth and the Language of Allusion

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242597
eISBN:
9780191697142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242597.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

Wordsworth's triumph in The Prelude rests not just on his inability to write The Recluse, but on his refusal to do so. And if he succeeds in asserting his independence, he must accept the guilt ... More


The Secret Within: Hermits, Recluses, and Spiritual Outsiders in Medieval England

Wolfgang Riehle

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451096
eISBN:
9780801470936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451096.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Spiritual seekers throughout history have sought illumination through solitary contemplation. In the Christian tradition, medieval England stands out for its remarkable array of hermits, recluses, ... More


The function of material and spiritual roads in the English eremitic tradition

Michelle M. Sauer

in Roadworks: Medieval Britain, medieval roads

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719085062
eISBN:
9781526104267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085062.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the vocation of the hermit in connection to both physical and spiritual roads—that is the actual road system of medieval English as well as the paths of mystical contemplation. ... More


Hermits and Recluses in English Society, 950–1200

Tom Licence

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199592364
eISBN:
9780191595639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592364.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Cultural History

In the central Middle Ages, English society lavished unprecedented attention on a category of would-be outcasts who repudiated its ambitions and spurned its aspirations. Hermits and recluses ... More


The rise of the recluse

Tom Licence

in Hermits and Recluses in English Society, 950–1200

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199592364
eISBN:
9780191595639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592364.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Cultural History

Those enclosed in cells adopted a different form of ascetic withdrawal to those anchorites who valued freedom of movement. This set them apart, to the point that they eventually constituted a ... More


Scholar and Man of Letters

Jason Thompson

in Edward William Lane 1801–1876: The Life of the Pioneering Egyptologist and Orientalist

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162879
eISBN:
9781617970214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162879.003.0023
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

An aura of achievement surrounded Edward William Lane. He became known as “Egyptian Lane”, Britain's foremost authority on the modern Near East. His personal charm was what people noticed. Everyone ... More


Poetry against Indifference Responding to “The Discharged Soldier”

Emily Sun

in Succeeding King Lear: Literature, Exposure, and the Possibility of Politics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823232802
eISBN:
9780823241163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823232802.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In this chapter the author focuses on one particular “encounter poem,” perhaps the earliest one that Wordsworth wrote that would fit the criteria of the “encounter poem,” however defined. Wordsworth ... More


Early Cistercian Theology in England

Wolfgang Riehle

in The Secret Within: Hermits, Recluses, and Spiritual Outsiders in Medieval England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451096
eISBN:
9780801470936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451096.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter provides an overview of early Cistercian theology in England, focusing on key figures and ideas that will be important for the subsequent history of English mysticism. It begins with ... More


Ancrene Wisse: A Magnificent Exemplar of Early English Mysticism

Wolfgang Riehle

in The Secret Within: Hermits, Recluses, and Spiritual Outsiders in Medieval England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451096
eISBN:
9780801470936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451096.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines Ancrene Wisse, a pinnacle of early Middle English prose and a magnificent exemplar of early English mysticism. Written by an unidentified author sometime in the late twelfth or ... More


“Female” versus “Male” Spirituality?: A Talking of the Love of God and the Meditations of the Monk of Farne

Wolfgang Riehle

in The Secret Within: Hermits, Recluses, and Spiritual Outsiders in Medieval England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451096
eISBN:
9780801470936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451096.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the mystical discourse in A Talking of the Love of God, a unique prose text in Vernon that prefaces Ancrene Wisse, with particular emphasis on the distinction between “female” ... More


Old Rubbish

Scott Herring

in The Hoarders: Material Deviance in Modern American Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226171685
eISBN:
9780226171852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226171852.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines how accounts of pathological hoarding emerged alongside accounts of pathological old age. It explores how cultural depictions of aging recluses fostered stereotypes of the ... More


Barbarian and Alien (1908–14)

in A Dreamer and a Visionary: H P Lovecraft in His Time

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239468
eISBN:
9781846312991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239468.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Lovecraft's life and work between 1980 and 1914. Lovecraft appeared to have suffered a fully fledged nervous breakdown in the summer of 1908 which – whether purely mental or ... More


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