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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 28–57.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Tanya Caldwell Hannah Cowley’s most popular plays were her domestic comedies. These engaged so deeply with the dramatic and literary traditions of her predecessors and contemporaries that she was sometimes accused of plagiarism. However, her goal in writing her plays as they address national issues...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 158–178.
Published: 01 January 2017
... century is borne out by the evidence, and also looks at the ways in which the posthumous careers of Abraham Cowley and Sir Richard Blackmore are affected by posterity, according to the patterns of their reprinting in miscellany culture. Copyright 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 poetry canon...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 January 2001
... will look at how three eighteenth-century comedies of manners, Hannah Cowley’s The Town Before You (1795), Henry Seymour Conway’s False Ap- Eighteenth-Century Life 25 (Winter 2001): 1–16 © 2001 by The College of William & Mary ECL25102-001-Elfe.p65 1...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 106–110.
Published: 01 January 2009
... what one reads, making it one’s own. One writes in order to aid this process of digestion; reading is a mechanism of digestion” (33). The second chapter, “By Way of Essays,” illustrates digestion at work in close readings of essays by Henry Peacham and Abraham Cowley. The way of essay, if...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 57–88.
Published: 01 September 2017
... tradi- tion. It was emphasized and popularized by Abraham Cowley, about whom Maren-Sofie Røstvig long ago observed that “among the early exponents of the beatus ille philosophy, none embraced the classical ideal with more fervour than Cowley.”8 Cowley’s “Of Agriculture” stated his views...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 119–124.
Published: 01 January 2013
..., Shakespeare, Donne, Cowley, Milton, Dryden, Pope, Swift, Smollett, Horace Walpole, Boswell, Wordsworth, and Tennyson, among others. The Yale edition of the works of Samuel Johnson is part of a great humanistic undertaking to estab- lish the texts of major writers that we first find in the scholarship...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (1): 57–80.
Published: 01 January 2008
... “Westminster Boy” was among the most familiar characters of late seventeenth-century and early eighteenth-century Lon- don. Though the alumni of the school included Ben Jonson, George Her- bert, Abraham Cowley, John Dryden, Matthew Prior, Charles Churchill, Robert Lloyd, and William Cowper, it was the...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 66–70.
Published: 01 April 2015
... personal. Thus, Winn tells the story of a moment when Anne brings to mind a favorite poem by “her beloved ‘Mr. Cowley where the country mouse is glutted at the feast furnished by his smarter host in town. The anec- dote occasions Winn’s critical examination of the verses, and the lines invite...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 125–128.
Published: 01 January 2013
... Rambler as well as those on the excessive metaphors of the Metaphysicals in the Life of Cowley seem directly related to Bentley’s work. From Johnson’s linguistic remarks, one could trace a further lineage to modern critics such as William Empson, who also foundered on the rock of Paradise Lost...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 109–114.
Published: 01 April 2014
... Joanna Baillie, one may suspect that he had a different comparison in mind, classifying her effusions with the newspaper verse of her imitators Rob- ert Merry, Mary Robinson, and Hannah Cowley. The Della Cruscans’ misap- propriation of Miltonic sublimity for purposes of diurnal self-­flattery had...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 33–54.
Published: 01 September 2015
... “straightforward panegyric” with the rest of his literary cor- pus.18 The Athenian Society has caused particular embarrassment because of its “banal” adherence to panegyric conventions, with some critics attempt- ing to excuse its clichéd imagery by dismissing the poem as an imitation of Cowley’s Ode to the...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 January 2017
...-Trask on Lady Mary Wortley Montagu; Adam Rounce on Donne, Herbert, Blackmore, and Cowley; Simon Dickie on Hildebrand Jacob and William King. Examining the afterlives of very different authors with very different “brand” identities, these essays collectively explore the myriad roles mis...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (2): 92–114.
Published: 01 April 2009
... Frederick a hangover and the exception), so too does the panoply of literary traditions and expecta- tions that were built up around warrior kingship. In the seventeenth cen- tury, Abraham Cowley could describe Charles I preparing “all helpes that Conquest could require,” use the clichéd metaphor of...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 130–136.
Published: 01 September 2014
... widespread use of the frag- mentary. Jung’s first chapters are taken up with the ways the ode and the long poem are informed by a kind of “Pindaric” discontinuity that uses juxtaposi- tion, spontaneity, and abrupt transitions, to reflect a set of structural and the- matic concerns. Using Cowley’s “free...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 76–84.
Published: 01 September 2007
... between the “life” in question and another “life,” or between the “life” and other works by Johnson. Important and famous passages, such as the “essay” on metaphysical poetry inserted into the “Life of Cowley,” are more densely annotated, and Lonsdale includes in his notes large amounts of...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 19–27.
Published: 01 January 2009
... which women have not yet awakened, necessarily distrusts every genre that increased their constraints. 26 Eighteenth-Century Life As the century closes, Staves takes comfort in the comedies of playwrights Hannah Cowley, Sophia Lee, and Elizabeth Inchbald. Again, only in com- edy does...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 37–43.
Published: 01 January 2009
... influences of Spenser, Denham, Cowley, Milton, and Dryden. Sources of inspiration as disparate as numismatics, court masque, processional architecture, armorial bearings, and river poetry are shown to have shaped the poem in ways that the casual reader might never begin to suspect. For some time...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 104–112.
Published: 01 January 2020
... Edmund Waller and Planned Obsolescence 1 0 9 Abraham Cowley, will be disappointed. Some may also wish for a fuller treatment of occasional verse: Keegan s chapter ( The Poet as Laborer ) focuses only on laboring- class occasional verse, and the only truly occa- sional genre to receive a full chapter in...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 1–22.
Published: 01 September 2019
... a phrase going back at least to Abraham Cowley s note to his Davideis (1656), quoted in Samuel Johnson s Life of Cowley : The thing is, that the disposition of words and numbers should be such, as that, out of the order and sound of them, the things themselves may be represented. See Johnson, The...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 133–143.
Published: 01 January 2013
... Univ., 2011). Pp. 200. 4 ills. $60 Engel, Laura. Fashioning Celebrity: Eighteenth-­Century British Actresses and Strategies for Image Making (Columbus: Ohio State Univ., 2011). Pp. viii + 184. 22 ills. $44.95 Escott, Angela. “The Celebrated Hannah Cowley”: Experiments in Dramatic...