Restoration Literature: An Anthology

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Paul Hammond
Oxford University Press, 2002 - Literary Collections - 437 pages
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.
 

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Contents

POLITICS AND NATION
3
The Return of Charles II from the Diary
18
A Country Life 144 23 A Country Life
23
From Last Instructions to a Painter
32
A Satire on Charles II
38
TOWN AND COUNTRY
83
To the Postboy
108
The of London from the Diary
119
Preface to The Sullen Lovers 196 40 Preface to The Sullen Lovers
196
Doeg and Og from The Second Part of Absalom
206
From The History of the Royal Society of London
224
LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP
231
A Virgin Life
233
From Secret Love
248
A Song of a Young Lady to her Ancient Lover
254
Said by a Young Lady to her Child Taking Something
297

The Fire of London from Annus Mirabilis
129
From Horace Epode II
146
The Garden
152
From The Georgics Book II
160
LITERATURE AND THEATRE
167
To the Memory of Mr Oldham
177
The Miseries of Visits
184
A Critique of Shakespeare and Jonson
189
Baucis and Philemon
313
RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY
319
The Pilgrims Hymn
335
From The Hind and the Panther
353
From AurengZebe
361
Upon Nothing
378
Biographical Notes
414
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Paul Hammond is a Professor of Seventeenth-Century English Literature, University of Leeds.

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