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Essays, Moral and Polite, 1660-1714

(1977)
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Roughly speaking, the authors included in this volume flourished between the Restoration and the death of Queen Anne. The fifty-four years may be divided into two periods, of which the first was dominated by the Court-party, the Earl of Rochester, the Earl of Roscommon, and Sir Charles Sedley; and the second by Addison and Steele, and the greater genius of Dean Swift. The age as a whole was a critical age. During the earlier period the human intellect took stock of its past achievements, and determined for itself certain rules very proper for things stationary. There was never an age in which intellectual matters were more highly prized. Nor has there ever been an age more certain of its own surpassing merit, on grounds more slender. Soon after the Revolution, however, the criticism that had been directed on Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Milton, and in personal attack, was turned on the depravities and flippancies of polite society.

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November 2009 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Essays, Moral and Polite, 1660-1714
Author(s): John Masefield, Constance Masefield
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1971 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Essays, moral and polite,: 1660-1714 (Essay index reprint series)
Author(s): John Masefield
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September 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Essays, Moral and Polite, 1660-1714 (Classic Reprint)
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November 2009 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Essays, Moral and Polite, 1660-1714
Author(s): John Masefield, Constance Masefield
ISBN: 1-117-55920-3 / 978-1-117-55920-9 (USA edition)
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November 2009 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Essays, Moral and Polite, 1660-1714
Author(s): John Masefield, Constance Masefield
ISBN: 1-117-55921-1 / 978-1-117-55921-6 (USA edition)
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