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Richard Bentley : poetry and enlightenment

Author: Kristine Louise Haugen
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What warranted the skewering of Richard Bentley (whom Rhodri Lewis called "perhaps the most notable--and notorious--scholar ever to have English as a mother tongue") by two of the literary giants of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Richard Bentley; Richard Bentley; Richard Bentley; Richard Bentley
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kristine Louise Haugen
ISBN: 9780674058712 0674058712
OCLC Number: 657080652
Description: 333 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: What was a scholar? --
Before Bentley: restoration Cambridge --
London in the 1680s: Bentley begins --
Bentley in Oxford: the new and the strange --
Into the drawing room: the public intellectual --
Rewriting Horace: the force of reason and the force of habit --
The measure of all things: Vi commodavi --
Bentley's New Testament: the return of the repressed --
Interlopers and interpolators: Manilius and Paradise lost --
Dominating antiquity.
Responsibility: Kristine Louise Haugen.

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When J.H. Monk published his great Life of Richard Bentley in 1830, he could count on his readers' general knowledge of the scholarship he discussed. That knowledge has been largely lost, and in Read more...

 
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