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Modern Language Quarterly (1982) 43 (4): 315–336.
Published: 01 December 1982
...Derek Hughes Copyright © 1982 by Duke University Press 1982 THE PLAIN-DEALER A REAPPRAISAL By DEREKHUGHES Of all the perplexing plays that the Restoration has left us, none can be more...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (1): 33–52.
Published: 01 March 1969
...CHARLES R. FORKER Copyright © 1969 by Duke University Press 1969 “WIT’S DESCANT ON ANY PLAIN SONG” THE PROSE CHARACTERS OF JOHN WEBSTER By CHARLESR. FORKER Ever since Lamb admired the “innocence-resembling boldness” of Vittoria...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (1): 105–106.
Published: 01 March 1968
... and will live as a memorial to a great scholar. One wishes that the author hemelf could have seen her admirable volume in print. JOHN M. STEADMAN Huntington Library The English Lyric from Wyatt to Donne: A History of the Plain and Eloquent Styles...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (3): 297–311.
Published: 01 September 1968
...Mildred E. Hartsock Copyright © 1968 by Duke University Press 1968 HENRY JAMES AND THE CITIES OF THE PLAIN By MILDREDE. HARTSOCK More eloquently than any other theorist of fiction, Henry James in- sisted upon the obligation of the novelist to convey...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1949) 10 (2): 242–243.
Published: 01 June 1949
... . . . is mistaken . . . ,” “It seems to me that d‘Exideuil’s claim is unjustified . . .” (pp. 13, 157, 159, 223). Webster walks his darkling plain with assured step. Carl J. Weber 243 This does not mean that he finds a hitherto undiscovered...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (3): 331–362.
Published: 01 September 2013
...-by-case basis, acknowledging that some are ambiguous, internally contradictory, or just plain opaque. I am grateful to Ian Archer, Paulina Kewes, Ashley Marshall, and Judith Milhous for helpful critiques of drafts of this essay. Robert D. Hume is Evan Pugh Professor of English Literature...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (2): 180–188.
Published: 01 June 1950
... soldierly temperament. “I speak to thee plain soldier,” he tells the princess; and again, “take me, take a soldier.”8 The very outset of the wooing stresses the plain soldier’s inability to command the niceties of language. “Fair Katherine, and mQst fair!” the king essays, Will you...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1946) 7 (3): 279–290.
Published: 01 September 1946
...; bringing all things as near the Mathematical plainness, as they can : and preferring the language of Artizans, Countrymen, and Merchants, before that, of Wits, or Scholars.42 It now remains to show whether Wilkins’ ideas about style and expression accord with this pronouncement. If they do...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1941) 2 (1): 99–104.
Published: 01 March 1941
... of the Leatherstocking Tales knows, was the third of the series to be completed but actually is the climactic volume. In it Cooper transforms his hero into a trap- per; the locale is not the virgin forest dear to the Mohicans hut the plains of the Platte watershed; the Indians are the Teton Sioux...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1983) 44 (4): 422–425.
Published: 01 December 1983
... and poems and woodcuts. A convoluted Ciceronianism would not do; what was needed was a plain style, readily comprehensible by all. At the same time, the evils of Catholicism had to be revealed, and the triumph of Protestantism justified as God’s will. A body of writers sprang to the task...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1965) 26 (2): 264–266.
Published: 01 June 1965
... and have their being in the sea of faith, nor even on the beach, but on the adjacent darkling plain, and they make their obeisance “to one another,” so their love must bear a considerable struc- tural and thematic weight: it is the vehicle to carry such residues as 266...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1970) 31 (2): 252–260.
Published: 01 June 1970
... with tlie tracli tion of the “plain style,” mainly as set forth or implied by St. Augustine, ancl the commentary is of consider- able value in itself. It would inake an excellent essay published separately, but 1 do not think that it belongs as an introduction to this book. At most, it might...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (1): 99–105.
Published: 01 March 1968
... scholar. One wishes that the author hemelf could have seen her admirable volume in print. JOHN M. STEADMAN Huntington Library The English Lyric from Wyatt to Donne: A History of the Plain and Eloquent Styles. By DOUGLASL. PETERSON.Princeton...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (2): 205–211.
Published: 01 June 1964
..., right as rain, true as a penny, plain as punch, stands the Dean, irascible but ORTHODOX.He looks like a professor, talks like a profes- sor, and goes to the same church. You may have shivered at what seemed the mystery of Swift’s personality, his radical imaginings, and free invention, but we...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1970) 31 (2): 260–263.
Published: 01 June 1970
... of the patterns of conflict that lead to ultimate resolution. Herbert’s plain style, Stein demon- strates, is not plain in any simple sense of that word. As he says, “Herbert’s plainness . . . is above all an art by which he may tell the truth to himself and God. Its major devices are not traditional...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1941) 2 (2): 187–189.
Published: 01 June 1941
... A la plaine, rnontagna De la montagne au vallon. Seco perpetuarnente Je vais oh le vent me niene, Vo pellegrina, e tutto I’altro Sans me plaindre ou m’effrayer ; ignoro. Je vais oh va toute chose, Vo deve ogni altra cosa, Oh va la feuille de rose Dove naturalmente...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1966) 27 (1): 33–40.
Published: 01 March 1966
... quickly have forgotten the lesson taught him by his Judge and should so swiftly have developed a blind spot to his own besetting sin. The fourth vision, that of the Cities of the Plain, enlarges upon the violence of Satan and of Cain: “On each hand slaughter and gigantic deeds” (659...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1957) 18 (1): 63–68.
Published: 01 March 1957
... way it furthers the over-all intention of the group. It should be plain to any reader of Vigny that throughout his work his major preoccupation, as in the case of any true poet, is with the nature of humanity and humanity’s place in the universe. It should be equally plain that he scorns...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1981) 42 (1): 90–93.
Published: 01 March 1981
... 91 10). Knott’s attempt to redefine the canon is long overdue and welcome: The Sword ofthe Spirit demonstrates that the great English literature of the seven- teenth century is as indebted to the “plain and powerful” language of Puri- tanism (p. 5) as to the witty and learned language...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (3): 307–316.
Published: 01 September 1950
..., thro’ the desart Plain A 216-And often joining to the drear abode B 270 [for 210]-And oft adjoining to the drear Abode A 234-Even with thy labour’d State B 228-Even with thy labour’d Pomp A 252-From these too drawn, mine is thy every Boast B 246-Mine is, besides, thy every...