Loyalist Resolve: Patient Fortitude in the English Civil War

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University of Delaware Press, 1988 - 233 pages
This study analyzes a series of complex, ambivalent literary responses to the decades of civil turmoil in seventeenth-century England that simultaneously demanded public commitment and prompted private withdrawal. From their various perspectives the Royalist writers raised in the humanist tradition are shown to appreciate anew the value of patient fortitude.
 

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Contents

The Caroline Circle of Peace
21
William Cartwright and the Gatherd Mind
46
George Daniel and the Onlie True Content
69
Richard Lovelace and the Gallant Thoroughmade Resolve
97
Alexander Brome and the Safe Estate
127
Abraham Cowley and the Soule Composd of thEagle and the Dove
155
Notes
185
Select Bibliography
211
Index
225
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Raymond A. Anselment was born December 4,1939, and educated in both Minnesota and New York. After teaching for a year as a lecturer at the University of Rochester, he accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professorship at the University of Connecticut, where he is currently a Professor of English specializing in seventeenth-century English literature. The author of three dozen articles, an edited collection of essays on two plays of George Farquhar (Macmillan), and a facsimile edition of Thomas Taylor's work on typology (Scholar's Facsimiles and Reprints), Anselment has also published three book-length scholarly studies that range across various seventeenth-century periods and issues. The first, entitled Betwixt Jest and Earnest (University of Toronto), explores the practices and limitations of religious ridicule in a number of prose controversialists, including Milton, Marvell, and Swift. The second book, Loyalist Resolve (University of Delaware), focuses on the poetic responses to the political conflicts of the Caroline and Interregnum decades. The Realms of Apollo (University of Delaware, which by contract had the right of first refusal), chosen by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Book, explores the ways in which seventeenth-century poets confronted the realities of such everyday threats as infant mortality, plague, syphilis, and smallpox. Anselment's diverse scholarly interests are further evident in the more than twenty authors he has studied in essays published in most of the significant British, American, and Canadian journals in his field, including Review of English Studies, Medical History, Modern Language Review, the Bulletin of the John Rylands Library, The Seventeenth Century; ELH, Studies in English Literature, Modern Philology, Journal of English and Germanic Philology, Journal of the History of Ideas, Philological Quarterly, Studies in Philology, Huntington Library Quarterly, The Journal of British Studies, Restoration, Papers on Language and Lite

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