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Modern Language Quarterly (1967) 28 (1): 33–44.
Published: 01 March 1967
...” taste (11, 209). It is possible that Beaumont was so carried away by his witty idea that he lost sight of the purpose of this poem, or that he was indulging the Jacobean obsession with the physical details of death and decay. But we should remember that Beaumont had impulses toward par...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (1): 129–131.
Published: 01 March 1942
...: “Telle hym I wol come no narre.” Other instances of questionable emendation might be cited. Cameron’s studies of the PEuy of the Wether and Witty ad Witless concern themselves with problems of source, interpretation, and date. The author is an indefatigable, if sometimes uncritical...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1973) 34 (1): 36–47.
Published: 01 March 1973
... an accomplished satirist, but one may doubt whether that is what Dryden meant. Dryden means to contrast three separate qualities, all of which are seen in Congreve. Wycherley is a model of satire, Etherege of witty repartee; surely South- erne is cited for a third and different virtue...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1980) 41 (1): 21–37.
Published: 01 March 1980
... some “alien” term into the commonplace material which is the more basic terrain of wit’s activity. At this point, Gracian begins to discuss a problem that has seemed basic to twentieth-century commentators on the Agudeza: how to distin- guish the conceit of witty similitude from...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (4): 383–396.
Published: 01 December 1962
... to attain are “leicht,” “munter,” “kurz,” “lebhaft,” “scherz- haft,” “naif,” and “ungezwungen,” all of which are or may be char- acteristic of the witty manner. These stylistic techniques and the formal patterns of wit, however, are not restricted to the fables alone, but are also dominant...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1952) 13 (1): 64–80.
Published: 01 March 1952
..., was bound to be delighted by such a pro- found effect produced with perfect ease. There is another example of similarly witty conciseness in this same engraving : Mit echtem, genialischem und hier wahrlich gerechtem Mutwillen hat unser Kunstler das Bild dieses Weibsstucks [Moll Flanders] so...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1986) 47 (1): 3–18.
Published: 01 March 1986
..., Women love no flesh that’s fearful. ’Tis but a fit, come, drink’t away, And dance and sing, and kiss and play. (IV.i.60-63)1 The moment is bizarre in itself; in the larger context of the play’s witty and amoral intrigue, it seems even more...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1943) 4 (2): 247–248.
Published: 01 June 1943
... excellent reading. Instead it is dull. Mr. Southworth’s style is usu3lly correct but it is also wordy, trite, and ponderously witty. There are many lengthy and laborious transitions. In passing from a brief biography of one Vauxhall singer to an account of another Mr. Southworth circum...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1973) 34 (1): 20–35.
Published: 01 March 1973
... with irreproachable Clan. At the same time, his “I’ll unmask you” is the shameless coup de thtdtre of an exhibitionist-a show-off whose naive vanity (“ ’twas somewhat witty carried, though we say it” [V.iii.97] ) is in fact his eventual undoing. His vindictive design is also “witty” in some of the more...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1971) 32 (1): 107–109.
Published: 01 March 1971
... Guss in his John Donne, Petrurchist, Forster distinguishes between two types of Petrarchism: the witty, conceited, often frivolous utilization of Petrarch’s techniques and attitudes, beginning with the late fifteenth-century Neapolitan court poets Serafino, l‘ebaldeo, and Clariteo...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (4): 508–522.
Published: 01 December 1969
... such as sodomy, fleas, ugly mistresses, and-what they might have considered just as unique-black-skinned lovers, simply to take the unexpected and prove their own wit. However, even though these four poems might well be the results of witty assaults on conventional love poetry and not reflect...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1983) 44 (3): 319–322.
Published: 01 September 1983
...) That witty reference to the Court party as “the Fire-side” has Marvell’s touch. One could hardly guess from Chernaik’s account that The Growth of Popery, with its effective use of documentation (what Chernaik calls “raw data” [p. 86 and A Short Historical Essay touching General Councils, Creeds...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1960) 21 (3): 262–264.
Published: 01 September 1960
... and framing it with other sorts of ex- perience,” while Nash’s court jester, Will Summer, with his ironic mockery, is, he thinks, a striking forerunner of Shakespeare’s witty fool. After his appraisal of Nash’s pageant, Barber turns to the seven Shake- spearean comedies he has chosen...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (4): 502–504.
Published: 01 December 1950
... the Wits may not be greatly witty in themselves, they are the cause that wit is in Wilson. ALBERTHOWARD CARTER University of Arkansas Memoirs of the Extraordinary Life, Works, and Discoveries of Martinus Scriblerus. Edited by CHARLESKERBY...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1986) 47 (3): 318–321.
Published: 01 September 1986
..., and love lyrics Donne developed a witty and paradoxical per- sonal style that suited the tastes ofthe fashionable young men at the Inns of Court who were his friends and readers, and that by modifying and manip- ulating traditional literary forms he expressed the ambivalent aversion and attraction...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1971) 32 (3): 255–267.
Published: 01 September 1971
... contrasting styles, witty metaphors, theme of “moral heroism at war with moral meanness,” and its embodiment of Pope’s conception of the truth of imagination and “the ultimate triumph of art over time.” Each of these tacks, I suggest, is partial, mis- taken, or beside the point. Those...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (2): 340–344.
Published: 01 June 1942
... with wit and irony,” “neither reverent nor tolerant but extremely witty,” “with a verve almost equal to that of Voltaire,” there is little but his word for it to justify the comments. And one may not unjustly question the nature of the material pre- sented in the appendices; for instance, on p...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1958) 19 (4): 325–330.
Published: 01 December 1958
..., The first borne of thy pleasing Poesie, These be but blossomes: what will be the fruite, When time and age, hath made thee more accute? Meane while how euer Momus bite the lippe, Each man will praise the weauers workmanship : When wittie...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (2): 177–200.
Published: 01 June 2021
... a drama of the agents carrying out distinctive acts of self-interpretation: the fullness of love depends on hearing themselves speak and trying to imagine the objective difference that hearing is making in their behavior toward the other lover. Shakespeare’s sonnet 128 offers a mild, witty, but also...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1977) 38 (3): 219–241.
Published: 01 September 1977
..., we will see that his English poetry is as rebellious, witty, and innova- tive as Sidney’s or Donne’s. In The Temple Herbert finds, as Sidney did at the beginning of Astrophel and Stella, that conventional atti- tudes can no longer express personal conviction, that “others feet still...