Spenser's Shepherd's Calendar In Relation To Contemporary Affairs (volume 2)

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byJames Jackson Higginson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912. Excerpt: ... and how his political opinions may have been colored, like those of many another Englishman, by the stormy scenes which were being enacted under his eyes. (3) Academic Disputes in Cambridge (1569-1576) In view of Spenser's connection with the University of Cambridge from May 20, 1569, until June 26, 1576, when he left upon the taking of his Master's degree, it will be well to recapitulate the main events of academic interest during this period illustrative of the religious controversies of the age. Next to London this University was, at this time, the chief centre of Puritan agitation, and, in view of the fact that its Chancellor was the first statesman of the realm, to whom its members constantly submitted their causes for judgment, its disputes acquired a national importance. The struggle between Cartwright and Whitgift, which has already been described in the preceding pages, occupied the centre of the academic stage during the first two years of Spenser's residence. Like all thoughtful young men at Cambridge, he must have been deeply interested in its outcome, and, although he may have declined to accept the whole of Cartwright's ecclesiastical program, it is impossible to believe that he did not come under the spell of this man of genius. Cartwright's popularity in Cambridge wasjinbounded. We are told that' when it was "his turn to preach at St. Mary's, the sexton, on account of the multitudes who flocked to hear him, was obliged, for their accommodation, to take down the windows of the church',0" that those outside might listen. The eloquence of the Lady Margaret Professor, who thought that "the time had come to throw off shams, and denounce the intrinsic falsity as well as the incidental corruption of the religious machinery "Brook, Lives of the Tu...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912. Excerpt: ... and how his political opinions may have been colored, like those of many another Englishman, by the stormy scenes which were b...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:118 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217876234

ISBN - 13:9780217876230

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