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The Western Antiquary; Or, Devon and Cornwall Notebook; Volume 6

The Western Antiquary; Or, Devon and Cornwall Notebook; Volume 6

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 1376608049


Page: 394

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The Western Antiquary

The Western Antiquary

Author: William Henry Kearley Wright


ISBN: PRNC:32101073857656

Category: Cornwall (England : County)

Page: 348

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"Reprinted after revision and correction from the 'Weekly Mercury,'" Mar. 1881-May 1884.

The Rise and Fall of Meter

The Rise and Fall of Meter

Author: Meredith Martin

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691152738

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 286

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Why do we often teach English poetic meter by the Greek terms iamb and trochee? How is our understanding of English meter influenced by the history of England's sense of itself in the nineteenth century? Not an old-fashioned approach to poetry, but a dynamic, contested, and inherently nontraditional field, "English meter" concerned issues of personal and national identity, class, education, patriotism, militarism, and the development of English literature as a discipline. The Rise and Fall of Meter tells the unknown story of English meter from the late eighteenth century until just after World War I. Uncovering a vast and unexplored archive in the history of poetics, Meredith Martin shows that the history of prosody is tied to the ways Victorian England argued about its national identity. Gerard Manley Hopkins, Coventry Patmore, and Robert Bridges used meter to negotiate their relationship to England and the English language; George Saintsbury, Matthew Arnold, and Henry Newbolt worried about the rise of one metrical model among multiple competitors. The pressure to conform to a stable model, however, produced reactionary misunderstandings of English meter and the culture it stood for. This unstable relationship to poetic form influenced the prose and poems of Robert Graves, Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen, W. B. Yeats, Ezra Pound, and Alice Meynell. A significant intervention in literary history, this book argues that our contemporary understanding of the rise of modernist poetic form was crucially bound to narratives of English national culture.

The Prince of Slavers

The Prince of Slavers

Author: Matthew David Mitchell

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030338398

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 317

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Much scholarship on the British transatlantic slave trade has focused on its peak period in the late eighteenth century and its abolition in the early nineteenth; or on the Royal African Company (RAC), which in 1698 lost the monopoly it had previously enjoyed over the trade. During the early eighteenth-century transition between these two better-studied periods, Humphry Morice was by far the most prolific of the British slave traders. He bears the guilt for trafficking over 25,000 enslaved Africans, and his voluminous surviving papers offer intriguing insights into how he did it. Morice’s strategy was well adapted for managing the special risks of the trade, and for duplicating, at lower cost, the RAC’s capabilities for gathering information on what African slave-sellers wanted in exchange. Still, Morice’s transatlantic operations were expensive enough to drive him to a series of increasingly dubious financial manoeuvres throughout the 1720s, and eventually to large-scale fraud in 1731 from the Bank of England, of which he was a longtime director. He died later that year, probably by suicide, and with his estate hopelessly indebted to the Bank, his family, and his ship captains. Nonetheless, his astonishing rise and fall marked a turning point in the development of the brutal transatlantic trade in enslaved Africans.

Shadow Echo Me

Shadow Echo Me

Author: Joyce Elaine Wiggin-Robbins

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781514476963

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 324

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Shadow Echo Me The Life and Times of Thomas Wiggin, 16011666 The Making of American Values by Joyce Wiggin-Robbins Thomas Wiggin, captain and governor in Colonial New Hampshire, was an accumulation of moral values, religious principals, political and European conflicts, and all the desires typical for a man of his era. With a heritage as a son of the clergy, being well educated, with a history of advantageous networking, Thomas would become the example of the discipline and strength needed to establish a home in the New England wilderness of the seventeenth century. Turning his back to a cultured, established, and predictable life in England, he chose to bring a wife and carve a life out of the wilderness and bring up his children in a place of wide-open opportunity and freedoms. It was men like Thomas Wiggin who became the backbone of the future United States of America.