The Raven and the Lark: Lost Children in Literature of the English Renaissance

Bucknell University Press, 1985 - 228 páginas
The lost child plot, which appears in the work of virtually every major author of the English Renaissance, is examined in this study of a wide variety of the literature of that period.

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The Affinities of Kind The Literary Formula
The Affinities of Kind The Renaissance Context
Finders Keepers Preservation and the Legendary Foundling
Finding and Losing Beaulté and Noblesse Adoption in Malorys Works
Transformation in Sidneys Old Arcadia
Spenserian Hesitation
Two Irreconcilable Foundlings The Love Story and the Saint Story in Book 1 of The Faerie Queene
Two Creations Succession and Generation in Books 3 through 5 of The Faerie Queene
Earned Reprieve in The Comedy of Errors and Pericles
The Dream of a Better Life in As You Like It and Antony and Cleopatra
A Manly Loss
Hamlets Story or The Childs Refusal to Man the Father
A World Within Found Enclosure and Final Exposure in King Lear
Becoming the Story in The Winters Tale
Telling the Story in The Tempest
The Findings of Loss

Two Recreations Pastorellas Return and the Poets Emergence in Book 6 of The Faerie Queene
Shakespearean Explorations
Richard III and Genesis 4
Romeo Juliet and the Art of Naming Love
A Womanly Discovery
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Página 197 - And mine shall. Hast thou, which art but air, a touch, a feeling Of their afflictions, and shall not myself, One of their kind, that relish all as sharply Passion as they, be kindlier mov'd than thou art ? Though with their high wrongs I am struck to the quick, Yet, with my nobler reason, 'gainst my fury Do I take part.
Página 31 - For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.
Página 110 - I, that am curtail'd of this fair proportion, Cheated of feature by dissembling nature, Deform'd, unfinished, sent before my time : Into this breathing world, scarce half made up, And that so lamely and unfashionable That dogs bark at me as I halt by them...
Página 167 - Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio; a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy. He hath borne me on his back a thousand times. And now how abhorred in my imagination it is! My gorge rises at it. Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft.
Página 22 - I am in presence either of father or mother, whether I speak, keep silence, sit, stand, or go, eat, drink, be merry or sad, be sewing, playing, dancing, or doing anything else, I must do it, as it were, in such weight, measure, and number, even so perfectly as God made the world...
Página 110 - Why, I, in this weak piping time of peace, Have no delight to pass away the time, Unless to spy my shadow in the sun And descant on mine own deformity: And therefore, since I cannot prove a lover. To entertain these fair well-spoken days, I am determined to prove a villain And hate the idle pleasures of these days.
Página 115 - I shall despair. There is no creature loves me; And, if I die, no soul will pity me : — Nay, wherefore should they ? since that I myself Find in myself no pity to myself.
Página 31 - And the LORD said unto him, This is the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, saying, I will give it unto thy seed : I have caused thee to see it with thine eyes, but thou shalt not go over thither.
Página 29 - I am the Lord God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac; the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed; and thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south; and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

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