Politeness and Poetry in the Age of Pope

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Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 1989 - 166 Seiten
Interest in politeness in the eighteenth century is shown to reflect anxiety about social change and indicate a search for guidelines in a newly commercialized society. Evident is the dilemma of poets such as Parnell, Prior, Swift, Gay, and Pope.

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The Courtiers Claim and the Citts Ambition EighteenthCentury Versions of Politeness
17
This Potent School of Manners Politics the Poet and Mores
30
Alike Fantastick If Too New or Old Politeness and the Dilemma of Traditionalist Poets
43
Softest Manners Gentlest Arts The Polite Verse of Thomas Parnell
55
A Grace a Manner a Decorum Matthew Priors Polite Mystique
70
John Gays Due Civilities The Ironies of Politeness
86
A Kind of Artificial Good Sense Swift and the Forms of Politeness
102
To Form the Manners Pope and the Poetry of Mores
116
Notes
135
Select Bibliography
149
Index
161
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