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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (2): 173–202.
Published: 01 June 2018
...?). 20 See Foscolo’s 1809 inaugural address for the chair in rhetoric at the University of Pavia, “Dell’origine e dell’ufficio della letteratura” (“On the Origin and Duty of Literature”). In tracing the functions of literature back to their origins, Foscolo ( 1994–95a : 512) meditates on the state...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (3): 210–217.
Published: 01 September 1955
...: “The first point with respect to trade is that no nation shall be given preference and that all nations shall be equally free to enter for the purpose of selling and buying merchandise.”2 The “free” means that duties shall be for the most part abolished : “To avoid disputes about droits...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1990) 51 (2): 185–207.
Published: 01 June 1990
.... Augustine and Lactantius, the ideas of On Inuention and On Duties, circulating in many manuscript copies, were widely known and highly valued. Cicero’s medieval influence should not be underesti- mated. John of Salisbury’s Statesman’s Book of the mid-twelfth cen- tury is indebted to him...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1990) 51 (2): 144–166.
Published: 01 June 1990
... treatise On Duties provided influential reflections on such issues as justice, natural law, tyranny, the apparent conflict between the mor- ally right (honestum) and the expedient (utik), and one’s duty to self, friends, and c0rnmunity.l John of Salisbury was one of many twelfth-century...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1999) 60 (2): 161–196.
Published: 01 June 1999
...-reliance, courage, paternalism, and, above all, attentiveness to duty. They made them into heroes. This essay seeks to show how they did so and why, in the politi- cal and social contexts of the early nineteenth century, they helped renew a myth of national character that gained acceptance both...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1960) 21 (3): 208–222.
Published: 01 September 1960
... to their logical conclusions-a principle acquired from Dr. Arnold- Clough had at the end of his life definite thoughts about God, Chris- tianity, and duty. In his early life, he had thought of God as a heavenly Father and a stern Judge; but at Oxford, partly under the influence of Carlyle, he came...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (2): 198–204.
Published: 01 June 1964
... to help her son, Ronny, who has come to look upon life and love in the narrow terms of British officialdom. And despite her apparent awareness of a lack of true love between Adela and Ronny, Mrs. Moore continues to act the dutiful matchmaker, until, in the caves, Adela herself breaks down...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1978) 39 (3): 284–302.
Published: 01 September 1978
... motivations play on Pal- liser’s mind. He is caught between the ultimate value of first love and the duties of his social position, both in the present (Mary and Tregear) and the past (Glencora and burg Whatever happens now must necessarily be some sort of commentary on his life-history...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1940) 1 (3): 420–421.
Published: 01 September 1940
... The author provides his own summary of the argument con- cerning ethical development from the first to the third of these periods : The early, or Kydian, tragedy of revenge had presented a hero-revenger who, forced by his overwhelming duty and outraged passion into too bloody courses, had...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1991) 52 (4): 423–453.
Published: 01 December 1991
... broadly characterize it, following Francoise Basch, as one between “revolt” and “duty.”3 It comes into sharpest focus when Jane, who has seemed in constant revolt against the oppressive code of Victorian “respectability,” refuses Rochester’s offer of love without marriage, capitulating...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2022) 83 (3): 335–348.
Published: 01 September 2022
... authority. As a result, “when the superior or higher civil authority makes unjust/immoral laws or decrees, the lesser magistrate or lower ranking civil authority has both a right and duty to refuse obedience to that superior authority” (2). In other words, the doctrine calls for resistance to government...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1944) 5 (3): 339–356.
Published: 01 September 1944
... suffused the objects of that intuition. But as he grew older and his moments of sublime inspiration became rare-as the “vision splen- did” began to “fade into the light of common day”-he discovered he could no longer rely solely upon this Joy and Love. He there- fore turned first to Duty...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1965) 26 (4): 536–544.
Published: 01 December 1965
... of Critical ESSQYS,ed. Bernard N. Schilling (Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1963), p. 88. 536 WALLACE JACKSON 535 the point of personal destruction, the opposing claims of duty and love, Dryden’s play is one in which...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (4): 479–497.
Published: 01 December 1969
... to one another. Just as in Germanic heroic poetry, the ideal of loyalty, of the duty of a retainer to serve his lord, is at the core of the ethical system by which the behavior of the characters in this Christian story is judged. God and his angels, Satan and his devils, and God and Adam...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1957) 18 (2): 83–99.
Published: 01 June 1957
... the Categorical Imperative, also the idea of romantic love as it is found in Shakespeare and Racine, appear in a dubious light. The conflict is between love and duty, between the lovers on the one hand and on the other, the Priest, whom Grill- parzer intended to be the agent of divine justice...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (1): 27–49.
Published: 01 March 1950
..., nearly three hundred of which have been preser~ed.~Their production, with a quill pen and most often by candlelight, was itself no small off-duty achievement. As might be expected, they are of great historical value; remarkable is the fact that they are written with a flourish and style...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (3): 297–328.
Published: 01 September 2010
... of the classic, and its con- nection to duty, is the hidden story in these texts. Far from providing a solid defense of the classic, Eliot undermines its existence by pointing to the duties it imposes on readers and the silence it brings about. The impossibility of any modern work meeting these conditions...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1948) 9 (1): 115.
Published: 01 March 1948
... to his interests and temperament. Many efforts were made to remove him from his office, but he managed to survive in his ministerial duties until his death. He was addicted to drink. He neglected his duties in his own parish and wandered far into other pastors’ domains, visiting, asking...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1982) 43 (4): 352–368.
Published: 01 December 1982
... will not laugh; and Arthur is almost right in his claim that she is unfit to care for the child, because “I should freeze all the sun- shine out of his heart, and make him as gloomy an ascetic as myself” (p. 387). Although she continues rigorously to do her duty, she is almost incapacitated as a moral...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1984) 45 (4): 327–337.
Published: 01 December 1984
... to the love of father and daughter were France standing there to remind us of Cordelia’s divided duty? The focus must be on the self-sufficiency of “We two alone” if we are to respond so positively to the idea of an unceasing exchange of blessing and forgiveness. We might, for contrast, remember...