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Modern Language Quarterly (1943) 4 (4): 465–472.
Published: 01 December 1943
...Howard N. Doughty, Jr Copyright © 1943 by Duke University Press 1943 NICHOLAS ROWE AND THE WIDOW SPANN By HOWARDN. DOUGHTY,JR. In spite of Nicholas Rowe’s fame as a dramatist and as an cditor of Shakespeare...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1983) 44 (2): 157–177.
Published: 01 June 1983
... portrayal of “the Enemy” is set the far more positive portrayal of the Widow Douglas, the embodiment of all the good in society. The first paragraph still pursues the issue of authenticity we met in the notices. Like most art which claims to be improvised, this work begins with an attack upon...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1982) 43 (4): 315–336.
Published: 01 December 1982
... the plot and in those that have been deemed su- perfluous. In his first conversation with the Widow, Manly talks with blinkered monomania about his passion for Olivia while the Widow responds with an equally monomaniacal diatribe about her lawsuit (I.i.413-50). She later has a comparable bout...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1984) 45 (4): 338–349.
Published: 01 December 1984
... still not to be condoned, because she is an eight- eenth-century widow. Ned Ward’s “young Buxom Widow” who wants a “brisk, likely Man” was a stock literary (and subliterary) ROBERT A. ERICKSON 34 1 character.4 The following eighteenth-century...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2004) 65 (1): 29–48.
Published: 01 March 2004
... France and in the Heptameron see Timothy Hampton, Literature and Nation in the Sixteenth Century: Inventing Renaissance France (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2001). Freccero Queer Nation, Female Nation 39 Story 30 is about a young, wealthy widow who...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1941) 2 (2): 263–278.
Published: 01 June 1941
... of Saaz from 1383-1411 and thereafter at least for two years as Stadtsclzreiber of Prager Neustadt. (In 1415 his widow, Dornina Clara, is mentioned in a document concerning the sale of his house.) Der Ackermann aus Bohmen, his work, is a German dialogue between a widower called Ackermann...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (2): 140–152.
Published: 01 June 1964
..., particularly for the effective construction of its comic plot (which Massinger made use of in A New Way to Pay Old Debts), a plot built upon the ingenious “trick”-the passing off of his mistress as a rich widow betrothed to him-that Witgood, the young prodigal, plays on his uncle, Pecunius Lucre...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1944) 5 (4): 453–467.
Published: 01 December 1944
... about that shabby gentleman in the oilcloth hat and red nose, who sat in the nine-cornered back-parlour of the Masons’ Arms ; and about Robert Preston and the tallow-chandler’s widow, whose sitting-room is second nature to me; and about all those delightful places and people that I used to walk...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1949) 10 (1): 49–57.
Published: 01 March 1949
..., an analysis of her “tale” reveals why some of the men might object to such “pleye.” The Wife of Bath‘s Prologue from line 194 to the end presents cer- tain difficulties that can be resolved only with reference to the widow’s desire to answer the Pardoner and at the same time to satirize...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1990) 51 (3): 341–361.
Published: 01 September 1990
...,” that is, an acre in my own manor in Motherwood, a still-existing wood north of Alford. It is the current owner of both books and timber: either John Vis- count Welles (younger son of Lion Welles and half-brother to the Richard Welles mentioned above) or his widow Cecily of York after his death...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1979) 40 (4): 376–389.
Published: 01 December 1979
... are suggested at the beginning of Le Neud de vipires by means of a key, the cry “Les titres y sont” that Louis fancies he can hear from his widow as he begins writing. But here, the opening paragraph in its en- tirety serves to structure the novel as well by creating an anticipation with which...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1963) 24 (2): 131–143.
Published: 01 June 1963
... in 1695, some twenty-three years before Tristram’s birth. Some confusion exists over the nature of the wound in his groin: it is a question of great concern to Bridget and the Widow Wadman whether Toby has been emasculated, and Dr. Slop refuses to specify to what extent Toby has recovered...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1947) 8 (4): 419–425.
Published: 01 December 1947
... upoii Ireland,” RC, XII, 63 Q 25. 12 That the appearances were successive is explained in O’Clery’s recension of LG, ed. Macalister and MacNeill, pp. 251-52. 42-3 Irish Fabulous History 7. The hero is Lug is reared by a widow, Perceval is reared by a reared...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1979) 40 (2): 155–174.
Published: 01 June 1979
..., a perusal of Damon, written when Lessing was eighteen years old, provides little evidence of anything noteworthy. In general the plot follows Ludvig Holberg’s Den lykkelzge Skibbrud.8 Da- mon and Leander, two young suitors vying for the hand of a wealthy widow, vow to remain friends even...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1971) 32 (3): 268–280.
Published: 01 September 1971
..., and Toby’s amours with the Widow Wadman. And he must also tell the related tale of Uncle Toby’s wound, the story of Aunt Dinah, of Trim’s poor incarcerated brother, of Yorick, and many others. Furthermore, as the epigraph to the novel informs us, Tristram Shandy is not about the adventures of men...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1953) 14 (1): 7–14.
Published: 01 March 1953
... dramatically. In William Rowley’s A New Wonder: A Woman Never Vexed (cn. 1607-ca. 1625), a gamester comes to be the answer to the prayers of a widow, who is disturbed to the point of consulting a doctor of divinity because she suffers no vexation whatever. While she ponders the question of how...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (3): 298–306.
Published: 01 September 1950
..., the widowed Fiormonda, who had opposed it as unfitting (I, i, 21 1-19, 269-87). At a second meeting with Biancha, Fernando shows that he has been strongly affected by the beauty of the new Duchess; he has, in the meantime, been the unwilling recipient of the advances of Fiormonda. In the second...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1986) 47 (1): 3–18.
Published: 01 March 1986
... an obvious and scurrilous play on words, one which Hoard unwittingly compounds into a gro- tesque obscenity: DAMPIT.Who’s this? Master Hoard? Who hast thou married, in the name of foolery? HOARD.A rich widow. DAMPIT.A Dutch widow? HOARD.A rich widow; one...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (2): 137–149.
Published: 01 June 1951
... extracts from the satire, Theobald not only explained Welsted’s purpose but supplied Victoria’s real name. One of the “particular Topicks wch incense M’ Welsted to animadvert on F Theobald wrote, is “his having reduced a very pretty Lady, Sr. Peter Vanderput’s Widow, of Richmond...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1973) 34 (4): 436–447.
Published: 01 December 1973
... there, and pay double price. Another was the lord’s right to seize the lands and goods of widows and orphans when the head of the family died intestate. Another was the lord’s right to take about a fifth part of the sale-money when lands within his jurisdiction changed hands...