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Author Schoenberger, Melissa, 1987- author.

Title Cultivating peace : the Virgilian Georgic in English, 1650-1750 / Melissa Schoenberger
Published Lewisburg, Pennsylvania : Bucknell University Press, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 168 pages)
Series Transits: literature, thought & culture 1650-1850
Transits (Bucknell University)
Contents Introduction: the arts of peace -- Mutability: cycles of war and peace -- On mutability: Virgil's first lesson -- Before Marvell: Georgic mutability in England -- The trap of war and the map of paradise: Marvell's vision of peace -- Translation: Virgil and Dryden in 1697 -- The English Virgil -- Dryden's Georgics: "nor when the war is over, is it peace" -- From peace to war: the Aeneis -- Contingency: the Georgic poetry of Anne Finch -- A Virgilian retreat -- Finch and the force of fable -- Imitation: the Georgics before and after 1713 -- John Philips and the inmate orchat -- From didactic to descriptive -- After Thomson: Christopher Smart, the hop-garden, and the end of Georgic peace -- Conclusion: "at their hours of preparation."
Summary Like Virgil, who depicted a farmer's scythe suddenly recast as a sword, the poets discussed here imagine states of peace and war to be fundamentally and materially linked. In distinct ways, they dismantle the dream of the golden age renewed, proposing instead that peace must be sustained by constant labor
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Electronic version record
Subject Virgil -- Influence.
Virgil. Georgica.
Vergilius Maro, Publius v70-v19 Georgica
Georgica (Virgil)
English poetry -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
English poetry -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
Peace in literature.
English poetry -- Early modern.
English poetry.
Friede Motiv
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Peace in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Bucknell University Press.
ISBN 1684480515