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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (1): 55–80.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Andrew Mattison Abstract This essay describes Abraham Cowley’s tendency, apparent throughout his work but particularly in his collected editions of 1656 and 1668, to embrace the imitation of literary models to an extent that, as he admits, can be disconcerting for readers and interfere...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1961) 22 (1): 89–90.
Published: 01 March 1961
... responsible for bringing the ode to this critical turning point in its history was Abraham Cowley who, with his theory of translation, preached the virtues of adapting, modernizing, and acclimatizing a foreign work so that the new poet could in his own way make restitution for what must...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2022) 83 (3): 303–334.
Published: 01 September 2022
... Abraham . 1633 . Poetical Blossoms . London . Cowley Abraham . 1636 . Poetical Blossoms . 2nd ed. London . Craik Katharine A. 2001 . “ Spenser’s ‘Complaints’ and the New Poet .” Huntington Library Quarterly 64 , nos. 1–2 : 63 – 79 . Crashaw Richard . 1634...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1961) 22 (1): 87–89.
Published: 01 March 1961
... to prepare the ground for its great eighteenth- and nineteenth-century practitioners : Gray, Collins, Words- worth, Coleridge, and Tennyson. The author who was principally responsible for bringing the ode to this critical turning point in its history was Abraham Cowley who, with his theory...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1973) 34 (4): 484–485.
Published: 01 December 1973
...: Harper K. Row, 1973. 118 pp. $6.00. Orgel, Stephen, and Roy Strong. Znigo Jones: The Thealre of the Stuart Court. Berkeley: University of California Press; London: Sotheby Parke Bernet, 1973. 2 vols. 830 pp. 600 plates and figures. $125.00. Pritchard, Allan (editor). Abraham Cowley...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (3): 354–356.
Published: 01 September 1968
... issues. One is puzzled at the outset by some anomalies of omission. The claims of several Caroline playwrights to membership in the tribe of Ben-Aston Cockayne, Abraham Cowley, Robert Davenport, Thomas May-are nc, ...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (3): 356–358.
Published: 01 September 1968
... and style and by a certain limpness in its treatment of critical issues. One is puzzled at the outset by some anomalies of omission. The claims of several Caroline playwrights to membership in the tribe of Ben-Aston Cockayne, Abraham Cowley, Robert Davenport, Thomas May-are nc, JONAS A. BARISH...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1948) 9 (2): 185–198.
Published: 01 June 1948
... for the latter.”e Although 1 The authorship of Peri Hupsous is, of course, uncertain. 2A. H. Nethercot, Abraham Cowley, the Muse’s Hannibal (London, 1931), p. 46, Jean Loiseau. Abraham Coarley, so vie, son muwe (Paris, 1931), p. 107. 8 Cowley is not mentioned in Alfred Rosenberg’s Longinus...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1945) 6 (1): 21–27.
Published: 01 March 1945
...%-1666. In my second group come poets who were born in the seventeenth century, such as Joseph Beaumont, 1616-1699; William Cartwright, 1611-1643 ; John Cleveland, 1613-1658 ; Abraham Cowley, 1618- 1667; Richard Crashaw, 1613( 1649; John Denham, 1615-1669; William Habington, 1605-1654...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1970) 31 (1): 22–37.
Published: 01 March 1970
... of Criticism of Poetry,” Critical Works of John Dennis, ed. Edward Niles Hooker, I [Baltimore, 19391,331-32). Abraham Cowley, “Preface [to the Pinclarics] ,” Poems, etl. A. R. Waller (Cambridge, Eng., 1905), p. 156. 24 SWIFT’S EAKLY...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1945) 6 (1): 13–20.
Published: 01 March 1945
... inspire, But strait throughout it let us see Proportion, Order, Harmony, And every part did to the whole agree, 9Sir John Denham, “On Mr. Abraham Cowley His Death and Burial amongst the Ancient Poets,” in Poetical Works, ed. Theodore...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1960) 21 (4): 387–392.
Published: 01 December 1960
.... Pp. xi -I- 272. $7.50. Hieatt, A. Kent. Short Time’s Endless Monument: The Symbolism of the Numbers in Edmund Spenser’s Epithalamion. New York : Columbia Univer- sity Press, 1960. Pp. 118. $3.75. Hinman, Robert B. Abraham Cowley’s World of Order. Cambridge : Harvard...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (2): 269–289.
Published: 01 June 2008
...-century poets did; few follow Abraham Cowley’s 1683 example of honoring a royal general by asking admiringly, “What heaps are by the Pious Monarch kill’d?”7 Like these poets, Rowe wrote 6  James R. Sutherland, ed., Three Plays, by Nicholas Rowe (London: Scholartis, 1929), 25; A Comparison...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1973) 34 (4): 406–416.
Published: 01 December 1973
... of ivhat could be taken as Swift’s self-satire are the lines ‘~1.0 steal ;I Hint was ne\w known, / But what he rit was all his own (317-18), ivtiich come straight out of Denhani’s poem “On hlr. Abraham Cowley”: “To hiin no author was unkno\vn,/ Yet what he wrote \vas all his cnvn.” Instead...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (3): 233–259.
Published: 01 September 2019
... poetry that is confusing or misshapen. Later in the century Samuel Johnson ( 2010 : 23, 37, 41) criticized Crashaw, Abraham Cowley, and other “metaphysical” poets for writing verses so full of “enormous and disgusting hyperboles” that “their thoughts and expressions were sometimes grossly absurd...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (3): 421–441.
Published: 01 September 2017
.... 7 Perhaps we are to see the plumed hat of the Restoration gentleman in this association of gallants with birds and subsequently with winged Cupids. 8 See Claudian, De raptu Proserpinae , 1.160–70. Chambers ( 1991 : 76) suggests that Waller may depend on Abraham Cowley’s ode “To Mr...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2020
... ; Chicago : Newberry Library . Cowley Abraham . 1905 . Poems , edited Waller A. R. . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press . Culler Jonathan . 2015 . Theory of the Lyric . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press . de Man Paul . 1982 . Blindness and Insight...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1998) 59 (3): 279–311.
Published: 01 September 1998
... Took’s Eagle-Trussers Elegie appeared in print in 1647 and again in 1660. In 1639 Abraham Cowley invoked Gustavus’s name in yet another attempt to encourage Charles to enter the Thirty Years War, this time as a way to reunite Great Britain in the aftermath of the First Bishops’ War, which had...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (1): 41–63.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of the young scholars as shepherds who “drove a field . . . / Batt’ning our flocks with the fresh dews of night” (ll. 27–29). Drawing for purposes of comparison on Abraham Cowley’s elegiac depiction of the “companion of his labors,” William Harvey, Johnson ( 1977 : 427) ridicules Milton’s translation...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (2): 243–261.
Published: 01 June 1942
... Beaumont, John Cleveland, and Abraham Co~ley.~Of the more academic contributors the following are worthy of remark : Seth Ward, mathematician and theologian ; Richard Sterne, biblical student and logician, later Archbishop of York; James Duport, classicist and writer of Latin verse...