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Modern Language Quarterly (1949) 10 (1): 72–80.
Published: 01 March 1949
...John Loftis Copyright © 1949 by Duke University Press 1949 RICHARD STEELE, DRERY LANE. AXD THE TORIES By JOHN LOFTIS When King Charles I1 gave theatrical patents to Thomas KilIigrew and Sir William D’Avenant, he established a precedent which made...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1960) 21 (3): 270–271.
Published: 01 September 1960
...Claude E. Jones John Loftis. Stanford: Stanford Studies in Language and Literature, XIX, 1959. Pp. xiii + 154. $4.00. Copyright © 1960 by Duke University Press 1960 270 Rc&zvs relate each letter to the issue of the Tatlcr or Spectator which called...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (3): 371–372.
Published: 01 September 1964
...Geo. Winchester Stone, Jr. John Loftis. Oxford: At the Clarendon Press; New York: Oxford University Press, 1963. 173 pp. $4.80. Copyright © 1964 by Duke University Press 1964 HAROLD E. TOLIVER 37 1 for its restraint and discipline...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (4): 509–531.
Published: 01 December 2008
...-perception of which makes me an idiot; it is . . . not the system of Porphyry or Plotinus, which I can discuss as fluently as on any other day, but the answer that I have promised to give to an invita- tion, the memory of which has been replaced by a pure blank. The lofty thought remains...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1960) 21 (3): 269–270.
Published: 01 September 1960
... need. ROBERTJ. ALLEN IVillinms College Comedy and Society from Conyrcve to Fielding. By JOHN LOFTIS. Stanford: Stanford Studies in Language and Literature, XIX, 1959. Pp. xiii 4- 154. $4.00. John Loftis, author...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (3): 369–371.
Published: 01 September 1964
... and importance (one might almost call it the convalescence) of the merchant class as reflected in the plays. The Politics of Drama in Augustan England places a microscope squarely over national politics and political propa- ganda, which for Loftis lie at the core of early eighteenth-century serious...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1978) 39 (4): 416–418.
Published: 01 December 1978
... to his corpus till his first play, The Ri- uals (1775), was two centuries old. Since that book, Jack Durant’s in the Twayne series, both John Loftis’s Sheridan and the Drama of Georgian Eng- land (1976) and Mark Auburn’s have appeared. With Cecil Price’s excellent editions of The Letters...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1960) 21 (3): 271–272.
Published: 01 September 1960
... (an expression Loftis dislikes and avoids) stereotypes of Restoration drama and the substitution of new merchant “types” parallel changes in moral and political attitudes also observable in other literature, particularly in prose fiction. Loftis rightly stresses the importance of the emerging...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1941) 2 (4): 664–668.
Published: 01 December 1941
...” in which “humanism” is taken not in the somewhat scrimped connotation given to it among recent American philosophers, but in a very lofty acception: “Aux commoditCs de la vie courante ne faut-il pas proposer un peu d’hkroisme, de dkvouernent-au sens religieux du mot-et peut-6tre de...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1948) 9 (2): 185–198.
Published: 01 June 1948
..., whether there is any use in trying to analyze the methods by which the quality can be achieved: First of all, we must raise the question whether there is such a thing as an art of the sublime or lofty. Some hold that those are entirely in error who would bring such matters under...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1952) 13 (3): 299–304.
Published: 01 September 1952
... expression of the therapeutic value of music-a genuine argztmentum ad oculos. Earlier in the novel music and medicine have been mingled, again in a lofty sense, when Panurge compares the harmony of the blood- a form of microcosmic harmony-to the macrocosmic harmony, the music of the spheres...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1949) 10 (2): 158–167.
Published: 01 June 1949
... passages which praised Wordsworth very flattering1y.O For example, he suppressed the first sentence of the 1814 version : “In power of intellect, in lofty concep- tions, in the depth of feeling, at once simple and sublime, which per- vades every part of it, and which gives to every...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1960) 21 (3): 228–234.
Published: 01 September 1960
... into serious drama, and in spite of the lofty status of its protagonists, should be read and performed as a comedy. Howarth limited his demonstration to a thorough study of the central character, the jealous prince, and to a discussion of the dramatic struc- ture of the play. He did not, however, pay...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (4): 323–336.
Published: 01 December 1962
..., Dies ere he knows it. We are compelled to place a heavy stress on unpretentious mono- syllables ; the lofty implications of the theme are counterpointed by the simple language and taut rhythms. Indeed there is plenty of art to admire in the poem; but much of the art is squandered, because...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1940) 1 (4): 461–474.
Published: 01 December 1940
..., Flow from thy fruitfull head, of thy love’s praise; Fitter, perhaps, to thonder Martiall stowre, When so thee list thy lofty Muse to raise . . ..5 A commendation so flattering might be taken seriously, if it were not that, in the same series of sonnets, Spenser makes the same...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1943) 4 (4): 504–505.
Published: 01 December 1943
... the cir- cumstantiality of the other volumes. That is why I have some qualms about Professor Lancaster’s comparison of his ninth volume to “an entrance to the building, added after the main portion of the struc- ture has been completed.” Rather it seems analogous to some lofty vantage-point...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1972) 33 (2): 188–189.
Published: 01 June 1972
... idea of Gravity (chap. 7). The difficulty with these chapters is that the Ideas-lofty, semi-platonic extrapolations upon the older (and more current in the Kenaissance) catego- ries of high, low, and middle style-tend to be, when applied to specific pas- sages in particular poems, little...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1949) 10 (3): 307–320.
Published: 01 September 1949
... against the man Goethe altogether, a criticism directed against the loftiness of an ideal which was considered superhuman in its purity, a criticism against an all too easy belief in man’s perfection, in his ability to assume the stature of a god, a criticism against the benign serenity...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1970) 31 (4): 424–439.
Published: 01 December 1970
... ideal with “Her mind pure, and her toong untaught to glose” (1.392). But here again convention is abruptly deflected: Yet prowd she was, (for loftie pride Lhat.dwels In tow’red courts, is oft in sheapheards cels.) And too LOO well the faire vermilion...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1999) 60 (4): 495–519.
Published: 01 December 1999
.... “Formula,” although it does not address race explicitly, also asks whether poetry has a proper subject and shows how it can undermine its own (ostensible) rules. The poem transforms a rule of traditional poetry into a playful negation of its initial statement: Poetry should treat Of lofty...