Restoration Literature: An Anthology

Restoration Literature: An Anthology

by Paul Hammond
     
 

ISBN-10: 0192833316

ISBN-13: 9780192833310

Pub. Date: 03/28/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This anthology brings together a stimulating and entertaining collection of works from the confident and creative period of 1660-1700. The literature of this time is by turns refined, poignant, and brash. Alongside major works such as Dryden's Absalom and Achitophel and Mac Flecknoe, printed in their entirety, is a substantial group of lyrics by Rochester, while

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This anthology brings together a stimulating and entertaining collection of works from the confident and creative period of 1660-1700. The literature of this time is by turns refined, poignant, and brash. Alongside major works such as Dryden's Absalom and Achitophel and Mac Flecknoe, printed in their entirety, is a substantial group of lyrics by Rochester, while Milton's Paradise Lost provides a running commentary on the Restoration scene. Scurrilous satires and pamphlets, diaries, theatrical prologues, translations and striking work by women poets and autobiographers illustrate the period in politics, religion, philosophy and in attitudes to town and country, love and friendship.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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ISBN-13:
9780192833310
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 5.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Note on the Texts
Select Bibliography
Chronology
1From Paradise Lost, Book II3
2From The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England and The Life of Edward, Earl of Clarendon7
aThe State of the Nation on the Eve of the Civil War7
bThe Character of Charles I11
cThe Death and Character of Oliver Cromwell13
3The Return of Charles II: from the Diary18
4The Return of Charles II: from the Diary22
5Astraea Redux: A Poem on the Happy Restoration and Return of His Sacred Majesty Charles the Second23
6From Last Instructions to a Painter32
7A Satire on Charles II38
8Absalom and Achitophel40
9Two Attacks on Titus Oates67
aA Hue and Cry after Dr. T.O.67
bStrange and Wonderful News from Southwark69
10The Character of Charles II: from the Diary72
11Tarquin and Tullia73
12From The Works of Virgil77
aThe Death of Priam78
bA Vision of the Future of Rome80
13From Paradise Lost, Book IX83
14From The Country Wife84
15A Satire in Imitation of the Third of Juvenal88
16A Letter from Artemisa in the Town to Chloe in the Country101
17To the Postboy108
18Regime de vivre108
19A Satirical Flash109
20Vanity Fair: from The Pilgrim's Progress111
21The Fire of London: from the Diary119
22The Fire of London: from Annus Mirabilis129
23A Country Life144
24From Horace, 'Epode II'146
25The Country Mouse149
26The Garden152
27In Imitation of Horace, Ode IX, Lib. I154
28From The Georgics, Book II156
29To My Honoured Kinsman John Driden of Chesterton161
30From Paradise Lost, Book III167
31On Mr. Milton's 'Paradise Lost'169
32A Letter from the Country to a Friend in Town, Giving an Account of the Author's Inclinations to Poetry170
33To the Memory of Mr. Oldham177
34An Allusion to Horace178
35An Elegy on the Earl of Rochester181
36The Miseries of Visits184
37A Critique of Shakespeare185
38A Critique of Shakespeare and his Contemporaries187
39A Critique of Shakespeare and Jonson189
aFrom Of Dramatic Poesy: An Essay189
bEpilogue to The Second Part of The Conquest of Granada191
cFrom The Grounds of Criticism in Tragedy192
40Preface to The Sullen Lovers196
41Mac Flecknoe200
42Doeg and Og: from The Second Part of Absalom and Achitophel206
43To My Dear Friend Mr. Congreve, on his Comedy called 'The Double-Dealer'209
44Ten Prologues and Epilogues211
a'Epilogue to Tyrannic Love'212
b'Prologue to Marriage A-la-Mode'213
c'Epilogue to The Parson's Wedding'214
d'Prologue to The Double Marriage'215
e'Prologue to The Ordinary'216
f'Epilogue to The Man of Mode'217
g'Epilogue to Sir Patient Fancy'219
h'Prologue to Fools have Fortune'220
i'Prologue to The City Heiress'221
j'Epilogue to King Arthur'223
45From The History of the Royal Society of London224
46From Paradise Lost, Book IV231
47A Virgin Life233
48On Rosania's Apostasy and Lucasia's Friendship234
49Lucasia, Rosania, and Orinda parting at a Fountain, July 1663235
50Orinda to Lucasia236
51The Death of Nisus and Euryalus, from Virgil, Aeneid IX237
52From Secret Love248
53The Mistress: A Song250
54Against Constancy251
55Upon his Leaving his Mistress252
56Song ('Absent from thee ...')253
57Love and Life: A Song253
58A Song of a Young Lady to her Ancient Lover254
59Song ('Love a woman!')255
60The Fall: A Song255
61The Imperfect Enjoyment256
62Song ('Fair Chloris in a pigsty lay')258
63To a Lady, in a Letter259
64The Disappointment260
65Pepy's Sexual Adventures: from the Diary265
66Sigismonda and Guiscardo270
67From All for Love290
68Said by a Young Lady to her Child, Taking Something to Destroy it297
69To my Children298
70Baucis and Philemon313
71From Paradise Lost, Book XII319
72From The Third Century322
73The Pilgrim's Hymn335
74From The Affections of My Soul336
75My Life338
76From A Narrative of God's Gracious Dealings339
77From The Hind and the Panther353
78From The Indian Emperor353
79Horace: Odes III. xxix358
80From Aureng-Zebe361
81Lucretius: Against the Fear of Death362
82A Kind of Translation370
83A Satire against Reason and Mankind371
84Upon Nothing378
85From Seneca, Troades, Act II, Chorus380
86From Palamon and Arcite, Book III381
Explanatory Notes385
Biographical Notes414
Glossary420

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