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Modern Language Quarterly (2007) 68 (4): 575–578.
Published: 01 December 2007
...- and eighteenth-century France and Britain. University of Washington 2007 Dice, Cards, Wheels: A Different History of French Culture . By Thomas M. Kavanagh. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005. viii + 251 pp. Reviews Dice, Cards, Wheels: A Different History of French...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1955) 16 (3): 247–257.
Published: 01 September 1955
.... PARADISELOST, Book VI . . . forth rush’d with whirl-wind sound The Chariot of Paternal Deitie, Flashing thick flames, Wheele within Wheele undrawn, It self instinct with Spirit. but convoyd By four Cherubic shapes, four Faces...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (1): 77–83.
Published: 01 March 1968
.... There are an impressive number of duplicate copies of The Wheel of Fire or The Imperial Theme in most collegiate libraries, and even small public libraries manage to have a work of Knight’s, acquired long before, say, Revalua- tion or Permanence and Change. Knight has an audience of which no * New York...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1982) 43 (3): 297–299.
Published: 01 September 1982
..., pride, envy, Fortune (and her wheel), disease and corruption, infidelity, and revenge” (p. 9), but instead of trying to fit all the plays into one interlocking pattern, he approaches each play “on its own terms” (p. 9). What this turns out to mean is that one of these themes, or some variant...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1977) 38 (4): 390–395.
Published: 01 December 1977
... of the wheel and its numerous symbolic meanings.3 It is a matter which has received considerable attention of recent years, and since the publication of Howard’s book an article has appeared maintaining that Chaucer dramatized the design in the character of Criseyde as both rose and wheel...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1949) 10 (3): 400.
Published: 01 September 1949
... the 1933 Bohn and the new version: “The coursers of time, lashed, as it were, by invisible spirits, hurry on the light car of our destiny, and all that we can do is with calm courage to hold the reins firmly, and to guide the wheels, now to the left, now to the right, avoiding a stone here...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1990) 51 (4): 513–534.
Published: 01 December 1990
... in the Belfry”: Twenty years ago, at the door of every cottage sat the good woman with her spinning-wheel: the children, if not more profitably employed than in gathering heath and sticks, at least laid in a stock of health and strength to sustain the labours...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1941) 2 (2): 332–333.
Published: 01 June 1941
... the “cyclical method” more concretely, the author offers a diagram of wheels within wheels to illustrate her chief ar- ...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1941) 2 (2): 333–334.
Published: 01 June 1941
... epigram, the proh- lems presented by it are revolved in the subsidiary stories, the per- sonal experiment of Reinhart is discreetly held in the background until it returns in fulfillment at the end. To visualize the “cyclical method” more concretely, the author offers a diagram of wheels...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1988) 49 (1): 3–18.
Published: 01 March 1988
... Vzrorum Illustriurn26 But this antic- ipation of events does not necessarily mean that, as the Monk claims, there is “no remedie” for the dreamer’s predicament. The Monk overlooks the possibility of a further turn of Fortune’s wheel. 25 On the Priest’s ironic references to free...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1949) 10 (3): 400–401.
Published: 01 September 1949
... the 1933 Bohn and the new version: “The coursers of time, lashed, as it were, by invisible spirits, hurry on the light car of our destiny, and all that we can do is with calm courage to hold the reins firmly, and to guide the wheels, now to the left, now to the right, avoiding a stone here...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1979) 40 (2): 99–114.
Published: 01 June 1979
... 405, the poet relates how Bacchus falls in love with Salmacis and is prevented from raping her only by the inter- vention of Phoebus. To get his revenge on Phoebus for this, Bac- chus enlists Mercury’s help in stealing the wheels of the sun god’s chariot, but Phoebus promises Salinacis...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (4): 323–336.
Published: 01 December 1962
... and whirlpool, o’er bog and quagmire. . . .” A bog and a ford are part of Browning’s scene. Lear’s “thou art a boil, / a Plague-sore or embossed carbuncle” may well have been remembered in Stanza 26 (“broke into moss or substances like boils while the wheel in Stanza 24 (“that wheel, / Or brake...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1997) 58 (3): 269–297.
Published: 01 September 1997
... of sand that runs, And every span of shade that steals, And every kiss of toothed wheels, And all the courses of the suns. (117.9-12) Not the “sun,” the “suns”: by analogy to the timekeeping devices named in the preceding lines, Tennyson reads...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (1): 7–16.
Published: 01 March 1950
... of farces. The actors in the great English religious cycles of York, Chester, and Coventry stood on stages or movable scaffolds, termed “pageants,” wheeled from station to station. A spectator standing at the first sta- tion would see the Creation acted on the first craft, followed...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1940) 1 (1): 95–100.
Published: 01 March 1940
... wheel which runs all the machinery in the mill. In the rag-room are “rude, manger-like receptacles running round all its sides; and up to these mangers, like so many mares haltered to the rack, stood rows of girls.”17 Fixed upright before each girl was a sharp, sword-like...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2002) 63 (2): 167–196.
Published: 01 June 2002
...: / The river glides”; or “how swiftly have they flown, / Succeeding—still succeeding!” or “they wheel away / Yet vanish not. . . . / still they roll”; or “the secret cup / Of still and serious thought went round”; or “moved by choice; or, if constrained in part / Yet still with Nature’s freedom”; or “airs...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1960) 21 (4): 315–320.
Published: 01 December 1960
... turne her wheele no more, As long as life maintaines his mighty arme, That fights for honor to adorne your head. (2156-58) This line of argument, as Voegelin has pointed involves a denial of the possibility of tragedy. Marlowe...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1958) 19 (3): 244–254.
Published: 01 September 1958
... of ‘The Secret Agent’ concrete existence. In Chapter I, the fireworks of Stevie’s escapade, “rockets, catherine wheels, detonating squibs,” are revised to “fierce rockets, angry catherine wheels, loudly exploding squibs.” In the same section Winnie receives a “sort of explanation” from Stevie...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1987) 48 (1): 3–19.
Published: 01 March 1987
... or in Latin or Continental writ- ings, find their English expression almost exclusively in alliterative verse. Allusions to Fortune’s Wheel are ubiquitous in Middle Eng- lish, but the only full-fledged portrayals of riders upon the wheel occur in the alliterative Morte Arthure and Soma- Soneday...