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Abraham Cowley’s World of Order

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ISBN 9780674497863

Publication Date: 11/01/1960

373 pages


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  • Preface
  • I. “Fallacious Muse”: Some Opinions of Cowley and Cowley’s Opinion of Poetry
  • II. “Spirit, Through the Whole Mass Is Spread”: Divine and Human Love in a Phenomenal World
  • III. “An Incurable Disease”: Sober Thought about Life and Art
  • IV. “The Minds Right Object” and “Gigantique Sense”: The Influence of Bacon and Hobbes on Cowley’s Concept of Poetry
  • V. “The Muse Me Her High Priest Would Make”: The Poet as Philosopher
  • VI. “Truth Is Truest Poesie”: The Natural Philosophers' World of Order
  • VII. “Pow’er of Natures King”: The World of Order in the Davideis
  • VIII. “Nature’s Law”: The World of Order in the Plantarum
  • IX. “Tide of Glory”: Cowley’s Position as a Poet
  • Bibliography
  • Notes
  • Index

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