Politeness and Poetry in the Age of Pope
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
This Potent School of Manners Politics the Poet and Mores
Alike Fantastick If Too New or Old Politeness and the Dilemma of Traditionalist Poets
Softest Manners Gentlest Arts The Polite Verse of Thomas Parnell
A Grace a Manner a Decorum Matthew Priors Polite Mystique
John Gays Due Civilities The Ironies of Politeness
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