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Modern Language Quarterly (1973) 34 (1): 3–19.
Published: 01 March 1973
... Palamon,” JEGP, 26 (1927), 285-93. and John S. P. Tatlock, The Deuelopment and Chronology of Chaucer’s Work (London, 1907), pp. 232-33, cited in Muscatine, p. 175. As J. R. Hulbert says, the distinctions in char- acter seen by Tatlock are inevitable derivations from the essential story line...
Modern Language Quarterly (1970) 31 (1): 112–115.
Published: 01 March 1970
... bears down heavily on “incongruities” and logical inconsistencies, and manages to find a great many more than I would have thought of, including a fair number about which I think he is wrong. For example, he uses as a test case Palamon’s line to Theseus: “I am thilke woful Palamoun...
Modern Language Quarterly (1978) 39 (1): 3–14.
Published: 01 March 1978
... infatuated with Emily, flouts his own vow of brotherhood to Palamon and defies any and all law. Ironically, Ar- cite invokes the authority of “olde clerkes” to make a mockery of au- thority: “Wostow nat we1 the olde clerkes sawe, / That ‘who shal yeve a lovere any lawe?’ ” (1 163-64). As exemplary...
Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (1): 117–120.
Published: 01 March 1964
.... Such, then, is the permissive nature of the conflict between Boethius and Lady Philosophy in the realm of philo- sophical discussion; between Palamon and Arcite on the one hand, and Theseus on the other, in the hierarchical order of society; and between worldly and heavenly love in Troilus and Criseyde...
Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (1): 66–75.
Published: 01 March 1964
... feelings for Christians, but, in describing the villainous manner in which the Jews are tortured, she betrays a surprising toughness. Similarly, The Knight’s Tale emphasizes the duality of the protagonist’s character: Arcite and Palamon are the projections of the two sides of the Knight’s...
Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (1): 29–40.
Published: 01 March 1962
... converted the love goddess of the original into a Venus Genetrix by the addition of sixteen lines, full of Lucretian echoes, to Palamon’s address to the divine patron of his choice (111, 13-44), Two of these lines, “All Nature is thy Province, Life thy Care; / Thou mad’st the World, and dost...
Modern Language Quarterly (1958) 19 (1): 33–42.
Published: 01 March 1958
... the problem of Dryden’s influence rather than Keats’s achievement. In 1930 C. A. Langworthy published a definitive statis- tical study of Lamia, Palamon and Arcite, and Absatom and Achito- phel. His conclusions, which are important for what they reveal about his methods of analyzing poetic...
Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (3): 319–347.
Published: 01 September 2020
... woman. These noblemen, Palamon and Arcite, settle their disagreement in a chivalric contest culminating in Arcite’s death and Palamon’s wedding. The Knight’s Tale finds Theseus on the eve of his wedding to Ypolita and concludes with the wedding of one of the indistinguishable youths to Ypolita’s...
Modern Language Quarterly (1946) 7 (3): 259–264.
Published: 01 September 1946
... Himself Teseida;l9 but in the later Palamon and Arcite, based essentially on the Teseida, he avoided as far as possible the imagery and phrasing of the Parliament translation, and compensated for this self-imposed restriction in various ways, including, it should be noted, the expan- sion...
Modern Language Quarterly (1963) 24 (3): 227–236.
Published: 01 September 1963
... tells it; but, more than this, he is its world and its characters. He is 21 Cf. my “The World,” n. 4-5 ; cf. Broniyard, Suinnza Pracdicaittiwti, 11, 388. 22 “ The World,” passim. 23Dryden speaks of “the noble poem of Palamon and Arcite, which is of the epic kind.” Essays of John...
Modern Language Quarterly (1992) 53 (1): 83–99.
Published: 01 March 1992
...- age a1 in another kynde” (1.1401), an image that seems to reveal a rad- ical instability, the subject’s capacity to differ from itself. This explo- ration of subjectivity does not reveal an individuality or personality peculiar to Arcite; he remains as indistinguishable from Palamon as he has...