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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 9–27.
Published: 01 April 2017
... emergent, and some momentary and occasional. Copyright 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Milton secret history parody Christian accommodation mock epic epic • Paradise Lost, Poem of the Restoration Period...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 83–95.
Published: 01 April 2002
..., which also makes important observations about literary trends that coincided with the expan- sion of the literary marketplace— the emergence of a new kind of prose fiction (“the novel the advent of mock-epic writing, and the creation of more generically...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 January 2002
... and Belinda as artists is shaped by the poem’s status as a mock epic, for the ekphrasis in The Rape of the Lock clearly alludes to the trope’s heritage in the epic. Traditionally, Homer’s elaborate description of Achilles’ shield has been considered the locus clas...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 107–112.
Published: 01 January 2012
... he deployed to impose his voice on virtually the entire period. Of Voltaire’s monumental oeuvre, Cronk writes, “Voltaire was a master of . . . all literary genres. His writings include poetry in many dif- ferent styles (epic, mock epic, ode, epistle, satire, and much occasional verse, theatre...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (3): 1–18.
Published: 01 September 2000
... (WD, 4:81–82). Tassoni’s mock-epic piece is filled with regional color and squabble; it served, of course, as Boileau’s model for Le Lutrin (1674), which in turn inspired Mac Flecknoe. By including Spenser’s and Butler’s factional pieces in his list, Dryden sees...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 88–118.
Published: 01 April 2016
... . . . ​ Gillray’s caricature” (121). Peter presents this mock-epic account of the visit to Warton as a model for the appropriate expression of the qualities of the king in verse. Furthermore, Peter offers himself as the poet best placed to match form and theme, language and subject. That said, and from...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 214–224.
Published: 01 April 2001
... in revolutionary politics. Citizen Joel Barlow’s famous paean to plain fare, “The Hasty Pudding,” was written in revolutionary France and published in New York in 1796 during Brillat-Savarin’s residence there.14 Canto I of Barlow’s mock epic explicitly rejected a cosmopolitan...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 134–147.
Published: 01 September 2016
... on music and performance owes largely to the youthful education of the queen, and the sudden flourishing of mock-epic to a giddy mood of generic experiment. We cannot speak in any comprehensive way of a coherent period style across the arts during Anne’s brief reign, despite the signal usefulness...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 252–270.
Published: 01 April 2001
...- cisely to differentiate it from the sub- or mock-philosophical poetry I am discussing. The poem’s relation to Romantic “epomania”—the contemporary craze for epic—has been bet- ter studied, but the genres of “epic” and “philosophical poem” converge in this period...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 32–55.
Published: 01 January 2017
... and playwright Joseph Yarrow, the poem appears under the title “An Old Epitaph on Shakspear,” between Pope’s poetic memorial to John Gay and a mock epitaph satirizing religion—“Under this Stone lies prudent Dame Dorothy / Who honour’d the King, and ador’d his Authority”—perhaps written by Charles Gildon...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 104–112.
Published: 01 January 2020
... system in miniature, with chapters on Pastoral (David Hill Radcliffe), Georgic (David Fairer), Epic (Anna Foy), Ode (Sandro Jung), and Elegy (James D. Garrison), as well as in the Poetic Devices section, with chapters on such New Critical preoccupations as Imagery (Timo- thy Erwin...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 33–54.
Published: 01 September 2015
... University Press 2015 panegyric epic apostrophe personification commemorative verse • The Embarrassments of Restoration Panegyric: Reconsidering an Unfashionable Genre Noelle Dückmann Gallagher...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 56–62.
Published: 01 April 2021
... as creatively active as Pope in the serious art of annotation, and its satirical variants. The Longman annotations situate each of the early poems in the context of Pope s entire oeuvre. As with the Rape of 1712, they reach ahead to works appearing after first publication, such as the Homeric epics and Pope s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 158–178.
Published: 01 January 2017
... verses, his epic Davideis, and other translations and imitations, as well as his Montaigneian Essays, which sometimes contained substantial original poetry. Yet for all his popularity, it seems to have been the pecu- liar fate of Cowley to have his reputation continually called into question...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 93–97.
Published: 01 January 2012
... and comedy, the procreation of farce and epic, at once pay homage to, and burlesque, the active, selfmoving substance of Paradise Lost” (74), her fresh account of the influence of Milton’s materialism on Pope’s poem comes at the expense of a less schematic version of literary history, one that hears...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (2): 65–82.
Published: 01 April 2010
... a single fleeting reference in Ludovico Ariosto’s epic Orlando furioso, the literary source of  the libretto. In fact, it is difficult to find any simple explanation for Zoroastro’s presence in Orlando. In the words of  Handel scholar Winton Dean, Zoroastro’s “commanding figure shifts the whole...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (3): 20–43.
Published: 01 September 2005
..., Bute was the new king’s intellectual companion, ideal chief minister, and, in a mocking term used repeatedly against him, “favorite.” The meteoric rise of the “favorite,” from Groom of the Stole in November 1760, to First Lord of the Treasury in May 1762, his negotiation of the Treaty of Paris...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 109–114.
Published: 01 April 2014
...! (Mr. Hayley, that is you) — ​ Ma’am, you carry all before you, Trust me, Litchfield Swan, you do. Ode didactic, epic, sonnet, Mr. Hayley, you’re divine! — ​ Ma’am, I’ll take my oath upon it, You alone are all the nine! Richard Porson’s 1787 epigram mocks the ways...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 89–104.
Published: 01 April 2017
... in the traditions of the seventeenth-century French romances she believes to be ancient historical tracts, uses “adventure” in an inoffen- sive sense; she assumes that the women she encounters will be willing and able—like the heroines of whom she has read so much—to chronicle an epic personal history, one...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 92–114.
Published: 01 January 2004
..., such as the Batrachomyomachia,a Homeric mock epic dated to the fifth century B.C.E., and the earliest surviving remnant of an Aesopian fable about a frog that accidentally drowns a mouse, thereby provoking a full-scale war between the mice and frogs. She surely knew Horace’s Satires II: 6, which includes a famous version...