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Modern Language Quarterly (1954) 15 (1): 57–66.
Published: 01 March 1954
...F. Andrew Brown © 1954 University of Washington 1954 ADDISON’S “IMAGINATION” AND THE “GESELLSCHAFT DER MAHLERN” By F. ANDREWBROWN A long and enthusiastic dedication in the first volume of the “moral weekly” Die Discourse der Mahlern...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (4): 443–471.
Published: 01 December 2009
...-century antecedents in Joseph Addison and Adam Smith. Like two of his early protagonists, Guy Mannering the astrologer and Jonathan Oldbuck the antiquary, “the Author of Waverley ” is himself a compromised Stoic, yet Scott's narratives demonstrate repeatedly how, while it may fail on its own terms...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1977) 38 (1): 21–39.
Published: 01 March 1977
...Albert Furtwangler Copyright © 1977 by Duke University Press 1977 THE MAKING OF MR. SPECTATOR By ALBERTFURTWANGLER Addison and Steele had a very practical reason for creating the ficti- tious editors of their periodical works: canny self...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1980) 41 (1): 38–53.
Published: 01 March 1980
... 11, 1778, Joseph Addison’s Cato was staged for officers of the Continental Army at Valley Forge. From an eve-witness report that survives, it seeins that the play was put on as an entertainment, part of a festive evening as a horrible winter gave way to the beginning of a new campaign. Yet...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1944) 5 (1): 69–78.
Published: 01 March 1944
... of Pope in the Spectator was the somewhat measured praise of the Essay on Criticism in No. 253 (Bc. 20, 1711), by Addison, a compliment which led to the friendship- all too brief-between Addison and Pope.2 Five months later Steele printed Pope’s Messiah (the first publication of the poem...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1970) 31 (3): 330–344.
Published: 01 September 1970
...) with separate pagina- tion. The first includes a copy of Congreve’s will, the probate order, testimonies from Dryden, Addison, Blackmore, Richardson Pack; an allegedly new and authentic version of the verse epistle to Lord Cobham; an account of Congreve’s death and funeral; and more...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1947) 8 (1): 65–67.
Published: 01 March 1947
....”l In another of his scales of beauty, Shaftesbury distinguishes the inanimate, the animate, and the mixed.2 In Spectator 412 Addison specifies two sources of beauty, that which comes from the beauty of our own species and that which does not. In describing the latter he says...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (1): 20–38.
Published: 01 March 1951
... of Addison’s Spectator essays on the “Pleasures of the Imagination,” in which there is the first explicit statement of the theory of the “natural sub- lime.” (This paper, I should emphasize, is supplementary to Miss Nicolson’s complete study, which I have mentioned in footnote 1, and therefore...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1947) 8 (1): 127–128.
Published: 01 March 1947
... on Addison, by C. S. Lewis, turns on a comparison of Addison with his Tory contemporaries- much to the advantage of Addison; but though the reader may be partial to either Tory or Whig, he will find this statement of the issues involved illuminating and stimulating. In a study...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1961) 22 (2): 215–216.
Published: 01 June 1961
... that is concrete. Two pages later we are told that 216 Reviews the word “grace” is employed to describe Addison’s use of the imagination “as a means of reconciling man with his spiritual needs and his desire to belong to a living universe of purpose and values...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1966) 27 (3): 285–298.
Published: 01 September 1966
... to his critics, and he quotes at length from discussions of the theory of tragedy by Addison and Rapin; and in the novel itself he has Belford discuss Clarissa as a subject suitable for tragic presenta- tion: “What a fine Subject for Tragedy would the injuries of this Lady, and her behaviour...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2000) 61 (2): 395–414.
Published: 01 June 2000
... and contextual analysis. It is good in its occasional attention to the importance of Addison and its concern with the complexities of the gothic. It is worth reading for able grappling with some of our canoni- cal and canon-making ancestors. The effort, however, is compromised...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (2): 247–250.
Published: 01 June 2016
...” came originally from John Dryden but was popularized in the eighteenth century by Joseph Addison’s Spectator essays about the imagination. Per Addison, the fairy way of writing is “a kind of Writing, wherein the Poet quite loses sight of Nature, and entertains his Reader’s Imagination...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1981) 42 (2): 137–152.
Published: 01 June 1981
... pleasant to say next toher. . . . (No. 38)4 In Spectutor 86 Addison explains Mr. Spectator’s visual acuity in more detail: We are no sooner presented to any one we never saw before, but we are immediately struck with the Idea of a proud, a reserved, an affable...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (1): 22–33.
Published: 01 March 1964
... their backs on the snow-covered Alps to take pleasure in an artificial garden. Even Konrad Gesner, who loved to walk in the mountains once a year and only partly for botanizing, was exhilarated by the walk, but did not write of the scene. And Addison, who was to formulate and state the principles...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (3): 261–286.
Published: 01 September 2019
... not beyond [one’s] Depth,” one must at once launch toward “that Point” at the limit of one’s depth and avoid going beyond it. Pope distinguishes his approach to order from an alternative, normalizing conception of taste, an instance of which he attributes to Joseph Addison, who, “like Cato , gives...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1949) 10 (3): 367–376.
Published: 01 September 1949
... of fantastic travel yarns. Proportionately, the Yahoos take up only a small section of Part IV. The key to the humor here, accordingly, is the Horses themselves. Professor W. A. Eddy long ago prepared the way for this interpreta- tion : That even the gentle Joseph Addison was capable...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (4): 595–597.
Published: 01 December 2016
... to Samuel Richardson to Henry Fielding to Jane Austen to William Wordsworth to John Keats, with dashes of John Locke, Joseph Addison, John Cleland, Laurence Sterne, and Horace Walpole added for extra seasoning. Overall, the book traces the rehabilitation of surprise throughout the eighteenth century...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1949) 10 (4): 532–533.
Published: 01 December 1949
... and their subtypes. Altogether I fear that Fair Rosamond was more sinned against than sinning as she “captured the fancy of a few men of much, and many of little, literary talent” (p. vii). She was favored, it is true, with the attention of Daniel, Dray- ton, Addison, Tennyson, and Swinburne...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1960) 21 (3): 269–270.
Published: 01 September 1960
... of Steele, Addison, and their known collaborators or were contributions sent in by unknown readers, they had the effect of knitting together the regular follow- ers of the two periodicals and supplied some of the most pointed comments on the manners and morals of contemporary Englishmen...