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The court wits of the Restoration

John Harold Wilson

The court wits of the Restoration

an introduction.

by John Harold Wilson

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Published by Octagon Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism,
  • English wit and humor -- History and criticism

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. [218]-222.

    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR437 .W54 1967
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 264 p.
    Number of Pages264
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5541034M
    LC Control Number67018791
    OCLC/WorldCa302758

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The Restoration rake was a carefree, witty, sexually irresistible aristocrat whose heyday was during the English his libertinism is serious, thus reflecting the philosophical principles of the pleasure-seeking, cynical Court Wits.

It is this kind of libertinism that has secured the. The reconstitution of the royal court in brought with it the restoration of fears that had been associated with earlier Stuart courts: disorder, sexual liberty, popery and arbitrary government. This book - the first full examination of its subject - illustrates the ways in which court culture was informed by the heady politics of Britain.

The argument is made that the court wits generated Restoration libertinism as a vehicle for expressing resentment towards a society which did not accord them a sufficient public role. The chapter concludes by examining how the culture of manners prevalent in this period gave formal expression to the libertine appetite for aggressive self-assertion.

For the collection of drolls by Francis Kirkman, see: The Wits. The Wits is a Caroline era stage play, a comedy by Sir William was licensed for performance by Sir Henry Herbert, the Master of the Revels, on 19 January ; it was staged by the King's Men at the Blackfriars was first published in quarto by Richard Meighen in A number of critics have considered it.

IN HIS book on The Court Wits of the Restoration,1 J. Wilson ranges Sir Robert Howard among the "rakes and near-wits" who represent, between andone of the most easily recognizable features of English social and literary life. Even a super-ficial acquaintance with Howard's literary works testifies to the correctness of Mr.

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The reconstitution of the royal court in brought with it the restoration of fears that had been associated with earlier Stuart courts: disorder, sexual liberty, popery and arbitrary government.

This book - the first full examination of its subject - illustrates the ways in which court culture was informed by the heady politics of Britain between and English literature - English literature - The Restoration: For some, the restoration of King Charles II in led many to a painful revaluation of the political hopes and millenarian expectations bred during two decades of civil war and republican government.

For others, it excited the desire to celebrate kingship and even to turn the events of the new reign into signs of a divinely ordained.

: Wit and Morality in Restoration and 18th Century Comedy: The Changes Between – eBook: Katja de Winter: Kindle Store. Andrew Taylor’s historical fiction has long been noted for its variety.

In The Fire Court (HarperCollins £), unusually, he returns to Restoration England, which he has visited before, and to. Inappropriate The list (including its title or description) facilitates illegal activity, or contains hate speech or ad hominem attacks on a fellow Goodreads member or author.

Spam or Self-Promotional The list is spam or self-promotional. Incorrect Book The list contains an. The court of Charles II has long been an object of study by two very different kinds of writer: academic scholars concerned with the nature of royal government and policy and more popular writers preoccupied with the careers of its notorious wits and rakes, and their reflection in Restoration comedy and satirical : Ronald Hutton.

The book rightly insists on the complexities of libertinism and offers valuable insights into the court wits, notably the Earl of Rochester (who needs a good critical.

Literature in the Restoration Age. The lyrical tradition of the Cavalier Poets of the Puritan Age was continued by the Court Wits, a group of young aristocratic poets who, influenced by a 3/5(1). The book is located around a Restoration court that was politicized in its many forms including its artefacts.

The court contained ideas on kingship, on performance, on faction and on contemporary disagreement, as well as the distrust of philosophies. It was also a problematic space. The book is located around a Restoration court that was politicized in its many forms including its artefacts.

The court contained ideas on kingship, on performance, on faction and on contemporary disagreement, as well as the distrust of philosophies. he discusses the court wits in chapter five and John Dryden in chapter six as a court poet. Truewits, Witwouds and Court Wits, affectation and false comedy are often-used terms in connection with Restoration comedy.

In this book, these are explained and put into perspective with regards to the changing philosophical concepts of the time, from Hobbes and Addison up to the Collier : Katja de Winter.

Restoration is yet another feather in her cap. Restoration promises an excellent plot, and delivers several times over. What a wonderful joyous novel this is! Merival, the protagonist, is by turns a scholar, a buffoon, a wit, and a fool.

He is the embodiment of the Restoration in human form, rising in favour at court almost in spite of himself/5(). Girl on the Golden Coin is Frances Stuart's story. At the beginning of the novel, Frances is one of a family of Royalists who have been living in exile in For more than three hundred years, an image of Britannia with her shield and spear or trident has been depicted on the reverse of certain British coins/5.-Restoration drama was a class drama devoted to the cultivation of the upper-class fundamental values and beliefs.

-the Elizabethan and Jacobean comedy strongly influenced the Restoration comedy of manners: the typical wit combat between the sexes and the attack on marriage -The first accomplished Restoration dramatist was Sir George Etherege.