The Puritan as a colonist and reformer

Paperback | January 19, 2012

byEzra Hoyt Byington

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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. 1899. Excerpt: ... It is also mentioned that Anne Bullen, the Queen, is "A spleeny Lutheran, and not wholesome to Our cause." 1 But that is about all that we learn from that play of the profound changes among the people of England which placed them on the Protestant side. Shakespeare quotes very often from Fox's "Book of Martyrs," from which it is reasonable to infer that he was acquainted with the outward facts in Puritan history. But it was not given to him to enter into the meaning of the great political and religious movements from which so much of what is best and most distinctive in our modern life has come. V There are other facts which point to some of the limitations of Shakespeare. He seems to have had little interest in the future Hjs Estimate of of the dramatic works on which so N1"1much of his fame rests. Some of his poems, as The Venus and Adonis, he gave to the press himself. His Sonnets also were perhaps edited by himself. We have no reason to think that he intended to publish his dramas. Such of them as were given to the press in his lifetime were published without his consent, perhaps without 1 Act iii. Sc. 2. his knowledge. The first edition of his collected dramas was published some years after his death. It contained nineteen plays that had been printed in his lifetime, and eighteen that had not been printed before. But for the care of the editors of the first folio, it is very likely that all these would have been lost to the world These facts give us an insight into the spirit and methods of Shakespeare. He was an artist, intent upon the work he was doing. He found his gratification in bringing out the thoughts and visions that came to him. He must have written rapidly, with a full mind, a glowing imagination, and profound sensibility. But he had litt...

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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. 1899. Excerpt: ... It is also mentioned that Anne Bullen, the Queen, is "A spleeny Lutheran, and not wholesome to Our cause." 1 But that is about...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 19, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217284019

ISBN - 13:9780217284011

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