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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 8–29.
Published: 01 September 2020
..., and others. Classical tropes of civil war are among the literary features structuring these poems, which often take the form, more specifically, of odes, exploiting the formal capacity of the ode to dramatize internal division. Roman concepts of bellum civile and “Intestine Wars” (Pope’s Pharsalian...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 88–118.
Published: 01 April 2016
... and undignified personal detail. In Instructions to a Celebrated Laureat; alias The Progress of Curiosity; alias A Birthday Ode; alias Mr Whitbread's Brewhouse (1787), Peter diagnoses the opposite problem in Thomas Warton's celebration of King George III, which treats an essential trivial figure as if he were...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 216–260.
Published: 01 April 2023
... corresponds reasonably with the publication dates of two of the poems drafted: the lyric “Written at Sea,” published in 1762 (the year of Shipwreck A), and the Ode on the Duke of York's Second Departure from England, as Rear Admiral , published in 1763. The volume containing the voyage logs and the draft...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 33–54.
Published: 01 September 2015
.... Panegyric writing appeared on an extensive variety of topics and in an expansive variety of subgenres: every new book seemed to bear the obligatory address to a patron (witness Cibber’s bowing and scrap- ing); every momentous historical event had to be marked with an ode or an elegy. Panegyric...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 128–134.
Published: 01 January 2012
...” mix- ing, a distinction useful for articulating generic mixtures in romantic poetry. As a reprise, the book concludes with a summary history of the romantic ode, a form that “has some claim to be representative of Romanticism” (201). Much hangs on that claim, which recalls the notion...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 130–136.
Published: 01 September 2014
... 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 traductions” of Pindar as a starting point...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 142–157.
Published: 01 January 2017
... in the title-page of the original edition to be written by the author of an Ode addressed to the King, which might be applied either to Croxall or Prior. (7:345) Despite Nichols’s careful chain of reasoning here, his attribution of this poem to Croxall seems to have been mistaken...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 134–147.
Published: 01 September 2016
... manager, and the architect of the Queen’s Theatre in Haymarket as well as of Blenheim; and of the composer G. F. Handel, who composed a birthday ode in her honor (“Eternal Source of Light Divine”) and whose opera Rinaldo she previewed in Bath before its opening at Vanbrugh’s new theater...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 110–119.
Published: 01 April 2008
... that perished in his pride” (ll. 43 – 44) of Words- worth’s “Resolution and Independence,” the dedicatee of Keats’s Endymion, the inspiration behind Shelley’s “Adonais.”1 David Fairer points out that “ode-writers who wished to address a personified Fancy, Pity or Despair, found they could address...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 13–45.
Published: 01 April 2023
..., and, later, in the Royal George , we have good reason to believe that Edward, Duke of York (the subject of a later ode and dedicatee of The Shipwreck ) acted as patron to the young poet. 39 In the absence of direct evidence, we can cautiously turn to internal evidence from Falconer's work—especially...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 111–135.
Published: 01 April 2020
... in 1757 to publish books, poems, tracts, and small detached pieces, from two odes by Thomas Gray to Lucan s Phar- salia, from title- pages to trade cards and labels for restricted circulation within an inner circle of Walpole s friends and acquaintances.4 Such occa- sional publications were arranged...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (2): 43–64.
Published: 01 April 2000
... and recover both its verbal meanings and its individual character. Upton and Warton have been natu- rally associated in this enterprise, and relations between them have been assumed to be cordial, not least because of Warton’s “Ode, Sent to Mr Upton, on his Edition of The Faerie Queene,” which praises...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 118–122.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., and not so well acquainted with the world as he afterwards became, he wrote some Pindaric Odes.” “In this species of composition he succeeded ill,” Shiels continues, “sublimity and fire, the indispensable requisites in a Pindaric Ode not being his talent.” “Cousin Swift,” he writes, in the voice...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 66–70.
Published: 01 April 2015
... of royal portraiture, dedicatory poems, and musical celebrations. Winn’s subtitle, celebrating Anne as the artists’ “Patroness,” originates from an anonymous birthday ode printed before her coronation and serves as an epigraph to the volume. In the course of her reign, the dramatist and architect...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 57–88.
Published: 01 September 2017
... and not there in the great urban center, whether Rome or London. Cowley adapted Horace’s epode by practicing the form of imitation he pioneered in his version of the influential Pindaric odes. He there has “taken, left out, and added what I please; nor make it so much my aim to let the Reader know precisely...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 261–272.
Published: 01 April 2023
... to the Gulph of Venice, in the Southwell frigate, Captain Manly, Junr. Commander. An irregular ode. The First Poetical Present ever made by the author to the Right Honourable the E —— of C —— d. London: Printed for L. Loyd, well-known for obliging the public with the freshest and most Authentic Ship News...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 158–178.
Published: 01 January 2017
... was a major poet in the later seventeenth century, not least for the variety of his writings: his posthumous Works, collected by Thomas Sprat in 1668, was reprinted fourteen times before 1721. It consisted of his many love poems (published in a volume, The Mistress, 1647), Pindaric odes, Anacreontic...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 55–62.
Published: 01 September 2010
... The Epic of America brings to light Graydon Regenos’s 1948 English translation of the Rusticatio Mexicana and translates for the first time a funeral declamation, Marian ode, and sonnet by Rafael Landívar. One can appreciate the value Laird places on examining “direct products of colonial situation...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 96–115.
Published: 01 January 2017
... are replaced in the 1744 volume. In the original impression, page 31 starts with some inoffensive epigrams, but the first contender for censorship is an imitation of Horace (book 4, ode 13), which casts “Bubo” (William Pulteney, the Earl of Bath) as Horace’s once beautiful and now drunken woman...
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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...