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English Language Notes (2022) 60 (1): 16–38.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Phil Withington Abstract This article traces the changing semantics of drunkard in English during the first half of the seventeenth century. Combining methods of “distant reading” (made possible by the Early English Books Online–Text Creation Partnership) and the “close reading” of didactic printed...
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English Language Notes (2022) 60 (1): 39–66.
Published: 01 April 2022
... is professed with vs as a liberall Arte and Science.” 49 As Withington argues, “The early seventeenth century was an especially significant moment in this learning process.” 50 If “drink[ing] deep” is culturally learned in Shakespeare’s Denmark, and is widespread, however, Hamlet stands against...
English Language Notes (2003) 40 (3): 83–85.
Published: 01 March 2003
... ackett concludes that ideas of a large Elizabethan fe male readership for romance are exaggerated (9), and she ex plains that evidence suggests that an extensive female audience for romance did not develop until the mid-seventeenth century. This point alone is an im portant contribution...
English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 231–235.
Published: 01 April 2018
... Madeline C. “ The Kadızadelis: Discordant Revivalism in Seventeenth-Century Istanbul .” Journal of Near Eastern Studies 45 , no. 4 ( 1986 ): 251 – 69 . 9 For more on these events, see Curry, “Defending Islamic Mysticism,” 313–99 . 8 Zilfi, “Kadızadelis.” 7 Curry...
English Language Notes (2004) 42 (2): 79–82.
Published: 01 December 2004
... from the late six teenth through the seventeenth centuries in England. Clearly and convincingly, Rose argues that the early rïiodern period witnesses the emergence of a more passive but equally potent dimension of heroic identity.. . which privileges not the active confrontation with danger...
English Language Notes (2004) 42 (1): 26–39.
Published: 01 September 2004
... undeniable connection to the public events of mid September 2004 27 seventeenth century and have neglected other possible contexts. Thus, when the poem s speaker says, Who could have thought the tallest Oak / Should fall by such a feeble Strok (551-52),1 the critical consensus has been...
English Language Notes (2009) 47 (2): 13–24.
Published: 01 September 2009
... treatment. For Galen, m um ia was m erely a substance, while for Paracelsus, it was spirit. Prescribed from the tw elfth to the eighteenth centuries, m um ia bur geoned in demand in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and according to Karl H. Dannenfeldt, it then became a staple in apothecaries' shops...
English Language Notes (2005) 43 (1): 12–33.
Published: 01 September 2005
... deviated in the early seventeenth century from the vision of his life preserved in the charity s ordinance, largely through the addition of fanciful material. The most detailed early m odem expression of the fanciful version is the Famous and Remarkable History ofSir Richard Whittingtonhy T. H generally...
English Language Notes (2002) 40 (1): 61–76.
Published: 01 September 2002
... in The Character of Holland must be viewed in the context of seventeenth-century English stereotypes concerning Dutch women, who were presumed both to engage in traditionally male occupations and to domineer over their henpecked and alco holic husbands. Historical reality probably underlies the first assumption...
English Language Notes (2000) 37 (4): 84–86.
Published: 01 June 2000
... pelling than th at of the first four. Stephens writes in h er introduction that the last th ird o f the book intends to show two seventeenth-century refigurations of the sixteenth-century development of narrative conditional erotics as exem plified by Spenser (22). O ne p rob lem with this rationale...
English Language Notes (2001) 39 (1): 51–70.
Published: 01 September 2001
... indicates th at although Wordsworth and the Romantics are influential, h er revision of the pastoral genre is also strongly shaped by sixteenth- and seventeenth-century pastorals. To be m ost accurate, B rontë s poetry should be de scribed as blending Renaissance and Romantic pastoral ten d en cies...
English Language Notes (2003) 41 (2): 83–86.
Published: 01 December 2003
... in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, though he some times ventures farther back. Poetry and the Making ofEnglish Lit erary Prt.st bristles with allusions to little-known biographical dic tionaries, elegies, progress of poesy and sessions of the poets poems, anthologies, and sundry works that suggest...
English Language Notes (2001) 39 (2): 75–78.
Published: 01 December 2001
... arginalized in sixteenthand seventeenth-century England, and argues that this margin alization has had knock-on effects on canon-form ation and, thereby, on the texts we now read as canonical. She regards it as a question of social justice (p. 17) and academic fairness (p. 7) to right this. Em phasizing...
English Language Notes (2019) 57 (1): 140–151.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., it suggests that looking to the sea allows one to see beyond differences in the phase and mode of expansion to discern the fundamental unity of such expansionary history from the mid-seventeenth to the mid-twentieth centuries. This engagement with maritime history, though, is inflected by the wartime context...
English Language Notes (2018) 56 (2): 51–54.
Published: 01 October 2018
... of America since the seventeenth century have preferred words such as plantation , settlement , and colonization to describe the English presence in America following its “discovery.” The phrase the conquest of America hereby inevitably refers to sixteenth-century Spanish America, which appears...
English Language Notes (2022) 60 (1): 82–100.
Published: 01 April 2022
... of China’s Qing Dynasty by the time Psalmanazar published his Description of Formosa (1704)—was a place that was easy to create fictions about. Earlier in the seventeenth century, the Dutch had established a base of operations centered at Fort Zeelandia. But the conquest of key ports by Zheng Chenggong...
English Language Notes (2019) 57 (2): 7–21.
Published: 01 October 2019
... colonialism that set in motion enormous upheavals earlier in the seventeenth century as Native people and tribal nations pushed back against expanding Anglo-colonial presences, including English structures like houses, mills, religious buildings, fences, and dams spreading out across their traditional...
English Language Notes (2006) 44 (1): 113–120.
Published: 01 March 2006
... his death, Henry VIII had Fisher's works sup pressed, and they were not republished in England until much later though they must have remained in circulation. Later sixteenth- and seventeenth-century sermons upon the Penitential Psalms are sim ilarly grounded in medieval exegesis though, w ith...
English Language Notes (2001) 38 (3): 52–56.
Published: 01 March 2001
... of M ilton s epic.4 Like Milton, Taylor accompanies his description of the hos pital with a catalogue of diseases common to seventeenth-century England, including gouts and consum ptions, catarrhs and aches, sore eyes and a worn o u t body, kidney stones, indiges tion, asthma, agues, sciatica...
English Language Notes (2009) 47 (2): 1–9.
Published: 01 September 2009
... signs for fam iliar substances. A seventeenth-century translation of the (possibly fiction al) fifteenth-century alchemist Basilius Valentinus's Last W ill and Testament, for example, includes no fewer than twelve symbols for gold, or sol: not only the most fam iliar alchem ical symbol, a circle w ith...