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Modern Language Quarterly (1986) 47 (2): 91–107.
Published: 01 June 1986
... natural freedom means their ability to rob, rape, and murder with impunity (De rerum natura 5.925-8l).5 The delightful humor of the Menaechrni does not even hint at condemning the amoral natural world. On the con- trary, when the citizen husband is united to his twin, he discovers his ideal...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1957) 18 (1): 9–26.
Published: 01 March 1957
... : ( 1) the develop- ment and amplification of the husband’s ambivalence toward his wife (whom he alludes to as “Madam”) in I-XXVI, (2) his attempt to find release in an affair with another woman (whom he alludes to as “Lady”) in XXVII-XXXIX, and (3) his final and ill-fated recon...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1993) 54 (3): 307–326.
Published: 01 September 1993
... the best-known of his references to the state as a household or family. James pressed his case for the union of the king- doms of England and Scotland by pointing to his monarchic office as both paternal and marital: to his subjects he is a “father”;to the com- monwealth he is “the Husband...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1972) 33 (3): 257–273.
Published: 01 September 1972
... To speke of wo that is in mariage. (1-3)* This unhappiness in marriage is generally equated, tout court, with the defeats borne by her subjugated husband She does not need second- hand knowledge of this grief, she is taken to mean, because she knows...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1973) 34 (1): 36–47.
Published: 01 March 1973
... husband, and at the same time both drawn to and repelled by another man. The Wives’ Excuse is apparently one of the first plays to define what was to become a powerful theme in the 1690s and 1700s; one thinks of The Provoked Wife (1697), The Careless Husband (1704), and The Beaux’ Stratagem (1707...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1987) 48 (4): 303–319.
Published: 01 December 1987
... with the picture that Chaucer paints. We will examine the points of contact one by one. Some elements that join Uxor and Alison are quite broad, for example, the shared situation of marriage to an aged husband. The Wife of Bath’s first three husbands are old, although their senes- cence pales...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1983) 44 (4): 339–358.
Published: 01 December 1983
... but of the adventure story. Both plot lines contribute equally to creating a picture of a girl on the verge of womanhood facing the ambiguities of a prospective marriage and the problem of the transference of emotional allegiance from father to husband. Therefore, while marriage is thematically central...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1947) 8 (1): 85–90.
Published: 01 March 1947
...John Robert Moore Copyright © 1945 by Duke University Press 1947 1 I am deeply indebted to my friend Professor Gordon N. Ray for permission to make use of his discovery of the similarities of plot in “Miss Shum's Husband” and “The Man with the Twisted Lip.” SHERLOCK...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (2): 171–182.
Published: 01 June 1969
... for the scene in which the Princesse revealed to her husband her passion for the Duc de Nem0urs.l The Dauphine at the court of Louis XIV characterized Pauline as “la plus honnete femme du monde qui n’aime point du tout son mari.”2 Other contemporaries, in letters to the fashionable...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1949) 10 (1): 49–57.
Published: 01 March 1949
...- ployed similar means to launch antifeminist discussions. But there was little if any precedent for a woman’s delivering the exhortation.2” The situation is preposterous ; the Wife, though ostensibly looking for a sixth husband,21will jeopardize her chances of securing one. On the surface...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1946) 7 (3): 311–314.
Published: 01 September 1946
... dramatis personae of Modern Love three may be readily identified. George Meredith and his wife Mary Ellen Nicolls are, of course, the most important “characters.” They are the husband and wife, the “He”-and-“I”s and “Madam.” Their happiness is all behind them when the poem opens; their marriage...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1990) 51 (3): 389–407.
Published: 01 September 1990
..., and their sometimes unseen potential for change. According to Bryan and Dempster, the only versions of the pear tree tale that Chaucer might have known directly are the Italian prose Novellino and the Latin fable of Adolphus.' In the Novellino God and St. Peter intervene on the husband's behalf, and God...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1959) 20 (4): 307–314.
Published: 01 December 1959
..., Mrs. Frazer flies from love, from her devoted husband, who, she says, “has haunted me, waited for me at the doors of boarding houses, at the entrance of office buildings where I worked, pleading with me to come back, offering to do anything I wished, trying to force money on me, even...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1971) 32 (4): 365–376.
Published: 01 December 1971
... edele and der snelle man provide a nice irony when used of the pendant husband (640-41). Gunther, back on his feet, returns to the bed and lies down again, this time at a respectful distance from the queen (642). We will now turn to another aspect of composition. There are verbal...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1947) 8 (3): 302–308.
Published: 01 September 1947
... story Un Mariage d’amour, suggested by Adolphe Belot’s and Ernest Daudet’s La Vknus de Gordes, a novel which had also been published in that journal. The murder of a husband by his wife’s lover, treated as courtroom drama in La Vknzts de Gordes, is the theme of Un Mariuge d’amour...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2004) 65 (1): 29–48.
Published: 01 March 2004
... public law (which addressed the constitutional foundations of the state encapsulated in the marital maxim “The king is the husband and political spouse of the kingdom 12 Natalie Zemon Davis, The Return of Martin Guerre (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1983), 46–47. For documentation...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1982) 43 (4): 352–368.
Published: 01 December 1982
... is that of the respectable Vic- torian husband, father, and landowner, looking back in 1847 on the wild days of his Georgian youth. The Victorians were fond of defin- ing themselves by contrasting their values with those of the Regency and George IV. Thackeray, perhaps, did it most memorably, in his lecture...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1961) 22 (2): 115–124.
Published: 01 June 1961
... at Bath, her marriage to Jemmy (her Lancashire husband), and her marriage to the banker. The banker’s financial ruin and subsequent death turn her into the world “in a condition the reverse of all that had been before it.”8 Now “eight-and-forty,” she tells us that she is past the time...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1953) 14 (1): 7–14.
Published: 01 March 1953
... the card game in order to force a pair of guilty lovers unwittingly to reveal their real characters to a wronged husband and to an audience awaiting the serious issue. On the other hand, through a game of backgammon Porter intensified an issue not so serious to anyone except the two angry...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1947) 8 (1): 47–52.
Published: 01 March 1947
...) ; in Madam FickEe Jollyman alludes to Every Man in His Humour; in A Fond Husband Fumble mentions The Devil is an Ass; and in The Richmond Heiress Sophronia refers to Do1 Common.* Even more indicative of the Jonsonian tradition in D’Urfey’s comedies is the appearance of humour-characters...