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Modern Language Quarterly (1992) 53 (4): 465–472.
Published: 01 December 1992
...Mark Edmundson Geoffrey H. Hartman. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1991. 252 pp. $29.95. Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 REVIEWS Minor Prophecies: The Literary Essay in the Culture Wars. By GEOFFREY H. HART- UAN...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (2): 139–167.
Published: 01 June 2020
... poetry, which he imagined as originating in the responsive singing of the seraphim. At a time when the divine authority of the Bible was waning, the reclassification of large swaths of prophecy as poetry helped Lowth extol the human figure of the prophet as a literary genius. Lowth idealized...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1948) 9 (3): 277–285.
Published: 01 September 1948
... and connected by them with prophetic vision. Isaac Husik briefly sums up the history : The suggestion that prophecy is a psychological phenomenon related to true dreams is found as early as Isaac Israeli. Judah Halevi mentions it with protest. Abraham Ibn Daud adopts it, and Maimonides gives...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1979) 40 (3): 292–306.
Published: 01 September 1979
... constriction powerful; and the reader at the close may feel as if he were buried by the logical disjecta membra of the Mil- tonic edifice. Joseph Wittreich’s Visionaly Poetics is an expansion of his earlier essay on Milton and the tradition of prophecy in Milton and the Line oJ’Vzsion. His...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1975) 36 (4): 434–437.
Published: 01 December 1975
... that world, it would be stupid and ungrateful to ignore this illumination (murky as it sometimes is) of the centrality of prophecy to Milton’s life and art. ‘I’hat Milton must be understood as a prophet is incontestable. ‘1.0 prove it, one can work backwards from Blake, as Komanticists...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1970) 31 (4): 504–506.
Published: 01 December 1970
... there is a prophecy and fulfillment, and each group marks a different stage in Mary’s joy. The first group presents an “initial limited joy” in the events of the Annunciation (prophecy) and Nativity (fulfillment). Rh-y then reacts to her Child’s narra- tion of sorrowful events from the prophecy of Simeon...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (4): 473–498.
Published: 01 December 2016
... in more flavors than romance. Piers Plowman can be variously classified as a political tract, an allegorical debate, a satirical treatise, and a prophecy: it is perhaps least easily apprehended as a romance. The poet of the archromance Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is also thought to have composed...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (1): 57–65.
Published: 01 March 1964
... bore witness to Christ’s divinity at the Epiphany, during the earthly ministry, and at the Crucifixion. This theme of the “witnessing elements” derives partially from standard medieval interpretation of Psalm 18 : 1-83 as a prophecy of Christ’s career; consequently, the reflections...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (2): 235–242.
Published: 01 June 1942
... the Prophecies of Merlin (Book VII of the Historia) which the scribe, a Frenchman, preferred to place unabridged, after the narrative. Needless to say, the Prophecies defy abbreviation; the scribe showed good taste in placing it where he did. The Prophecies end with the slightly modified statement...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1985) 46 (4): 429–439.
Published: 01 December 1985
... millenarianism (1957) with those evi- dent in Robert E. Lerner’s recent careful analysis of the “Cedar of Lebanon” prophecy. Cohn contemptuously describes many es- chatological expectations as fantasies and popular movements as the “militant and bloodthirsty pursuit of the Millennium.”s Lerner...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1957) 18 (4): 344–345.
Published: 01 December 1957
.... Mix his urine with the milk of a woman who is nursing a male child: if they blend, he will live; if they separate, he will die. This selection gives some equally valuable hints on how to diagnose the pest. The fourth text, that of Martin Pollich’s prophecy for 1490, predicts...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1957) 18 (4): 345–346.
Published: 01 December 1957
... text, that of Martin Pollich’s prophecy for 1490, predicts that year’s weather, harvest, famines, catastrophes, wars, etc., from astrological data. Later in his life, Pollich tried to combat such belief in astrology, but without avail, for even emperors based their decisions on the advice...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (4): 443–464.
Published: 01 December 2017
.... As the mind’s making of disaster, catastrophizing may be conceived as a form of insight or prophecy, a state of inspiration linked to analogies that shift precipitously between scales, between the sensible and the insensible. As a style of thought, however, it is mobile and subject to imitation, parody...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1971) 32 (2): 234–237.
Published: 01 June 1971
... are to revel sentimen• tally in the consolations of affirmative rhetoric. She knows how readily Utopia can become Arcadia, prophecy degenerate into nostalgia. Imagina• tion, finding the shows of things insufficient, transforms them, as Bacon said, into fictions dictated by the desires of the mind...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1984) 45 (3): 301–302.
Published: 01 September 1984
... drama apocalypse sounds ironically and “loudly in and through . . . false prophecy and [is] antiphonally played out in [allusions to] Milton” that contrast true and false glory (p. 109). Like “King Edward the Third,” “A War Song to Englishmen” is an apocalyptic “prophecy echoing [with bitter...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (1): 29–40.
Published: 01 March 1962
...: “Until the wanton days of Jove, / The simple world was all compos’d of It was earlier mentioned that the secular poem, certainly as handled by Prior, and probably as handled by Horace, had provided Dryden with authority for prophesying a new golden age. Such prophecies were, of course...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1971) 32 (3): 326–328.
Published: 01 September 1971
...~rrI I~ItIkS Thought. By MORTOND. PALEY.Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1970. x -I- 272 pp. $9.00. ‘l’his is ii good book. Rejecting the pi-evalent theory that Blake’s system is relatively consistent and progressively fleshed out from the early lyrics to the prophecies...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (3): 331–339.
Published: 01 September 1969
... with the bold use of the present tense, shifts these clauses from the department of hypothesis into that of prophecy. Tact is maintained only if the words are supposed to be those of the young man. Two rhetorical questions, apparently parallel, make up the second quatrain. Though interrogative...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1981) 42 (2): 184–191.
Published: 01 June 1981
..., clas- sical patterns and Christian ones, epic along with prophecy, with those mergers themselves producing “a theatrical epic constructed from a se- ries of scenes that . . . have a recognizable structural unity of their own and compose one exceptional visionary sacra rappresentazione” (p. xvi...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1940) 1 (2): 129–174.
Published: 01 June 1940
... Bildung, XI (1937), 334-346. 1825. Brodeur, Arthur G. Arthur, Dux Bellorum. Berkeley: Univ. of California Press, 1939. Reprinted from Univ. of Calif. Pub. in English, 111, vii (1939), 237-284. 816. Brugger, E. “Kritische Bemerkungen zu Lucy Allen Pat- on’s Ausgabe der Prophecies...