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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 743279–304 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.3.279
Published: 01 December 2019
...Katherine E. Blake Katherine E. Blake “Urban Burial Reform in William Wordsworth’s ‘Village Churchyard’” (pp. 279–304) This essay looks at the relationship between space and class in nineteenth-century English burials in order to shed new light on William Wordsworth’s Essays upon Epitaphs (1810...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2016; 712227–255 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2016.71.2.227
Published: 01 September 2016
... refrain Wilde remarks upon the refrains whose recurring motifs make Salome´ so like a piece of music and bind it together as a ballad2 Long before Wilde, of course, literary ballads conventionally turn on the form s musical roots, but here, in Wilde s comment on the principle of recurrence in Salome...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2016; 712176–196 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2016.71.2.176
Published: 01 September 2016
... tale of Scots rebellion and English law superimposed upon American racist violence. What Jacqueline Goldsby has dubbed “racism’s modern life form” thus becomes modern American poetry’s life form, a lyricized poetic history haunted from root to branch. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2016; 704496–519 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2016.70.4.496
Published: 01 March 2016
... are nostalgic back-formations, an idealized agent deployed to anchor a regretful story of origins for a modern culture seen as oppressive18 In A Sahibs War one might say that print is the realm of the sahib while orality belongs to the native that imagined other upon which a dominant...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2011; 662170–194 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2011.66.2.170
Published: 01 September 2011
... Being was as if swallowed up of Darkness) it spoke to thee things unspeakable, that went to thy soul s soul.17 There are echoes here, no doubt, of William Wordsworth s Essay upon Epitaphs in which the country churchyard 16 Charles Dickens, The Old Curiosity Shop, ed. Elizabeth M. Brennan (Oxford...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2010; 644437–464 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2010.64.4.437
Published: 01 March 2010
... casts these lords in the role of shepherds tending their tenant flocks, only to show that the mild crook they wield takes the form of regular armies that distrain upon three thousand farmer-tenants of one landlord, at a blow (p. 11). Because of the compensatory blemishes in american nobility, the...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2008; 624435–464 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2008.62.4.435
Published: 01 March 2008
... take place any- where. . . . what I have intended, what I have resolved upon . . . is, on my return to England, in my own person, in my own Jour- nal, to bear, for the behoof of my countrymen, such testimony to the gigantic changes in this country. . . . This testimony, so 435 Nineteenth-Century...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2005; 602163–198 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2005.60.2.163
Published: 01 September 2005
...- nocently discovered in the copula of metaphor s statement this is that, invariably turns out to depend upon a hidden, prior positing and, hence, is the result of a violent imposition. For de Man metaphor s claims of similitude therefore amount to a to- talization, a term for which the critic reserves...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2004; 593281–314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2004.59.3.281
Published: 01 December 2004
... to explain this Romantic tendency in, for example, Percy Bysshe Shelley s painful exclamation in Ode to the West Wind (1819): I fall upon the thorns of life! I bleed! 4 Smith s version of this tendency is altogether more relentless and even more difficult to explain or justify. She makes the...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2002; 573350–380 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2002.57.3.350
Published: 01 December 2002
... (p. 183). Ranging in age from their Þfties to their early seven- ties, these Òafßicted and destitute ladiesÓ entered upon those Ònatural dutiesÓ in the era of French fraternal revolt that East- lake sees as inspiring Jane Eyre (p. 181). Speechless, resigned, 360 nineteenth-century l iter ature and...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2001; 554538–560 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2001.55.4.538
Published: 01 March 2001
... these poets is less believing (i.e., those readers who may go beyond agnosticism all the way to apostasy), whether they will be converted to this cause is open to question. But members of the chorus, upon whom such claims rain down as benediction, must appreciate the ongoing efforts of this the- orist...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2000; 55122–58 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/2903056
Published: 01 June 2000
... groundbreaking 1964 study Robert Kiely wrote of "the pedestal upon which Steven- son's contemporaries had set him being used as the ram to bat- ter him with."2 Yet while Stevenson's reputation has undergone several deaths and rebirths over the decades, the significance of a vital source of narrative nergy and...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 1998; 524421–445 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/2934060
Published: 01 March 1998
... abuse and torture of any living being susceptible of pain. We call upon the feelings of any man who does not avowedly disclaim all tender feelings, to attend to the treatment of animals as represented in the work before us, and then to lay his hand on his heart, and declare how far they agree with those...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 1999; 534480–504 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/2903028
Published: 01 March 1999
... Discoveries Made upon Men and Manners, in The Works of Ben Jonson, ed. W. Gifford, 9 vols. (London: W. Bulmer and Co., 1816), IX, 234. Gifford Timber: or Discoveries Made upon Men and Manners 234 IX The Works of Ben Jonson 1816 16 Susan J. Wolfson, Formal Charges: The Shaping of Poetry in...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 1994; 493375–377 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/2933822
Published: 01 December 1994
... the critical landscape of Wordsworth studies. The title metaphor is taken from Wordsworth's third "Essay Upon Epitaphs," which claims that words are an "incarnation of the thought" rather than a "counter-spirit." Incarnation is not, for Haney, merely a meta- phor; rather, it is the Incarnation that...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 1997; 514554–568 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/2933865
Published: 01 March 1997
... instance) will enter this market and provide us with chronologies that are truly comprehensive but also (according to the user's will) able to be focused upon particular contexts. D EC I C C O, LYNNE MARIE . Women and Lawyers in the Mid- Nineteenth Century English Novel: Uneasy Alliances and Narrative...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 1988; 424415–431 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/3045247
Published: 01 March 1988
... While their work was itself an evident result of changing ideologies, the burial reform- ers of the mid-eighteenth to early nineteenth centuries self-con- sciously advocated a new moral temper. With the publication of the first Essay upon Epitaphs in Feb- ruary of 1810, William Wordsworth contributed...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 1995; 494435–455 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/2933728
Published: 01 March 1995
... Bobster could be his love; in Hard Times Mr. Gradgrind declares "Sissy is not a name" immediately upon hearing it. But the fascination in David Copperfield goes far beyond that in the other novels. Betsey Trotwood blusters into Blunderstone Rookery in the opening pages and promptly scorns the name of the...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 1994; 492149–166 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/2933979
Published: 01 September 1994
... radical change is effected, in literary history as in life. Copyright 1994 The Regents of the University of California "A Satire on Myself": Wordsworth and the Infant Prodigy ADAM POTKAY "Or build thy house upon this grave" -Wordsworth, "A Poet's Epitaph" (
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 1993; 474455–471 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/2933784
Published: 01 March 1993
...Jonathan Wike The inscribed landscape serves as the central figure in the fiction and poetry of Thomas Hardy, from the images that stand out like "gilded letters upon the dark tablet of surrounding Egdon" in The Return of the Native to those "written on terrestrial things" in the poem "The Darkling...