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Modern Language Quarterly (1961) 22 (1): 90–91.
Published: 01 March 1961
... in Italy and France. ARTHURH. NETHERCOT Northwestern University Theme and Structure in Swift’s “Tale of a Tub.” By RONALDPAULSON. New Haven: Yale University Press, Yale Studies in English, Vol. 143, 1960. Pp. xiv + 259. $4.50...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1961) 22 (1): 89–90.
Published: 01 March 1961
... in Italy and France. ARTHURH. NETHERCOT Northwestern University Theme and Structure in Swift’s “Tale of a Tub.” By RONALDPAULSON. New Haven: Yale University Press, Yale Studies in English, Vol. 143, 1960. Pp. xiv + 259. $4.50...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1961) 22 (1): 91–94.
Published: 01 March 1961
... or object re-assert its own objectivity”; “his metaphors carry on with a life of their own,” for his “texture” is like that of a poem. Thus there is a curious kind of irony to the history of A Tale of a Tub, as it became a cause cklLbre in its own time, lost its viability, and within the last...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1944) 5 (1): 89–91.
Published: 01 March 1944
... of a Tub, and the Adventures of Gulliuer, the merchant of Bagdad”; these two writers did much to advance his reputation. After can- vassing all other branches of human knowledge, he began the study of all religions and shortly became an eloquent, outspoken scoffer. One night...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1970) 31 (1): 22–37.
Published: 01 March 1970
... Pons’s Le Jeunesse de Swift, that “most of the themes important in A Tale of a Tub, Gulliver’s Travels, and the later poems appear here, only half realized but already effective.”2 Martin Price, even more briefly, notes: “The Pindaric manner is the meditative counterpart of the heroic style...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1954) 15 (3): 208–221.
Published: 01 September 1954
.... Perhaps it is of some significance that in the world of Swift and his contemporaries, Scotus and not St. Thomas Aquinas represented scholasti- cism. See, for example, A Tale of a Tub, in Works, I, 56 (“complete abstract of sixteen thousand school-men, from Scotus to Bellarmin”) ; Battle...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (1): 19–48.
Published: 01 March 2011
... Fielding’s praise of Swift to display his indebtedness to the Scriblerians.32 In the intro- duction to “On Screens” (1734), for example, Battestin emphasizes the essayist’s use of “the titular anecdote from A Tale of a Tub, whose author Fielding regarded as ‘the greatest Master of Humour that ever...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (1): 5–21.
Published: 01 March 1964
...- ation of John Norris’ Essay towards the Theory of the Ideal or Intelli- gible World. D’Urfey’s satire is similar to the Tale of a Tub in the intentional eccentricity of its structure and includes an imaginary voyage to the “intelligible” world, where “there is not to be found any thing so mean...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1959) 20 (1): 3–17.
Published: 01 March 1959
... in A Tale of a Tub, “proceeds from a redundancy of vapours.”9 But so, also, do other more ordinary kinds of activity : if the moderns mean by madness, only a disturbance or transposition of the brain, by force of certain vapours issuing up from the lower faculties, then has this madness...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (2): 198–211.
Published: 01 June 1969
.... . . the mainstream of tradition in the Catholic and Anglican churches” trace- able through Hooker to Aquinas (p. 23). For Harth, Swift’s place in the Latitudinarian tradition is of signifi- cance primarily because of the proof it offers that A Tale of a Tub makes use of a traditional set of polemical...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1987) 48 (2): 124–144.
Published: 01 June 1987
... and thus calls into question the grounds for reaching a decision.11 This method is most fully represented by Erasmus’s Moriae Encomium, The Praise of Folly, a work that informs Swift’s Tale of a Tub.12 In Erasmus’s work, Folly praises incompatible kinds of “The Ironic...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1978) 39 (1): 76–77.
Published: 01 March 1978
... figurative, as in A Tale of a Tub. Despite its flaws, however, its focus upon a comparatively neglected theme and its nuanced considerations of so many suggestive texts make Conjnement and Flight a valuable study for specialists in eighteenth- century English literature...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1973) 34 (4): 406–416.
Published: 01 December 1973
... this unconcealed disclosure of personal conviction that differentiates these poems from the sort of irony and satire critics have come to expect from such various works as A Tale of a Tub, Gulliver’s Travels, arid A Modest Proposal. (I use these prose exatnples because they condition a reader’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1985) 46 (3): 316–325.
Published: 01 September 1985
.... True love falls upon lovers from heaven “like a sleep,” and the major charac- ters look back nostalgically to lost Elizabethan values. The theme reappears in TheMagnetic Lady, A Tale of a Tub, and the unfinished Sad Shepherd. Jonson’s Elizabethan nostalgia was shared by many like- minded...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (4): 501–502.
Published: 01 December 1950
... surpass those of the DNB. Physically, the book is also a model. With a most readable type face, a satisfying arrangement of type on the page, and fourteen elegant half-tone portraits, it is most attractive. And with all this is Wilson’s own wit. Love in a Tub is an olla-podrida of plots...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (4): 518–520.
Published: 01 December 1950
... in A Tale of a Tub. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1950. Pp. xix + 159. $3.00. Thorpe, James (editor). Rochester’s Poems on Several Occasions. Princeton : Princeton Studies in English, No. 30, 1950. Pp. xxxviii + 196. $5.00. Warren, Alba H., Jr. English Poetic Theory, 1825-1865...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1984) 45 (2): 202–204.
Published: 01 June 1984
... plan, and a variety of fine, albeit controversial, observations. Focusing on the problematical relationship between author and authority in A Tale of a Tub and Gulliver’s Travels, Zimmerman argues that both works “emphasize the literariness of satire. They show a satiric text coming...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (2): 255–258.
Published: 01 June 2016
... himself a master. Part 1 includes one chapter, “The Typographical Ego-Trip from ‘Dryden’ to Prufrock,” in which Rawson returns to a subject that has long preoccupied him: “the mock-editorial phenomenon” (11), particularly the importance of A Tale of a Tub to the tradition of mock editorialism...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1974) 35 (1): 85–87.
Published: 01 March 1974
... attribute it to any of a dozen megalomaniac enthusiasts of the previous century-and respond to it as derisively as Swift might have done in A Tale of a Tub. This is not to doubt Smart’s greatness but only to raise questions about where it rests, at least in such an instance. MAKTIN PKlCE...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (3): 356–358.
Published: 01 September 1968
... such critical observations as do from time to time cross our path on Davis’ tour, we encounter some fairly bizarre speci- mens-the claim, for instance, that A New Way to Pay Old Debts is “citizen comedy”; that A Tale of a Tub is one of Jonson’s “two most Plautine comedies” (Every Man In His Humour...