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Author Gerrard, Christine.

Title The patriot opposition to Walpole : politics, poetry, and national myth, 1725-1742 / Christine Gerrard.

Published Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.


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 UniM Bail  821.509358 GERR    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 273 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [248]-260) and index.
Contents Pt. I. Politicians, Poets, and the Prince. 1. Patriots and Patriotism. 2. Whigs in Opposition. 3. Cultural Patriotism: Frederick and the Arts. 4. Pope, Politics, and Genre -- Pt. II. Mythologizing History. 5. Patriot Gothic. 6. Political Elizabethanism and the Spenser Revival. 7. Mythologizing the Monarch: Ideas of a Patriot King. 8. Jacobites and Patriots: Johnson and Savage.
Summary What did it mean to be a "Patriot" during the Walpole administration? This is the first full-length study of the so-called Patriot opposition to Walpole which reached its height during the clamor for war against Spain at the turn of the 1730s. Christine Gerrard examines the interrelationship between patriotism, politics, and poetry in the period 1724-1742, looking at the poetry and drama of such authors as James Thomson, Alexander Pope, and the young Samuel Johnson, who were all drawn to the heady idealism of the young Boy Patriots. Other authors discussed include Bolingbroke, Lyttleton, West, Mallet, and Hill, and Gerrard looks, too, at the literature, prints, architecture, and statuary of the 1730s.
Subject Walpole, Robert, Earl of Orford, 1676-1745 -- Relations with poets.
Walpole, Robert, Earl of Orford, 1676-1745 -- In literature.
English poetry -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
Politics and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Poets, English -- 18th century -- Political and social views.
Political poetry, English -- History and criticism.
Opposition (Political science) in literature.
Prime ministers in literature.
Myth in literature.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1714-1760.
Great Britain -- Civilization -- 18th century.
ISBN 0198129823 £35.00