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Destiny His Choice : The Loyalism of Andrew Marvell - J. M. Wallace

Destiny His Choice

The Loyalism of Andrew Marvell

Paperback Published: 30th March 1981
ISBN: 9780521280426
Number Of Pages: 278

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Destiny his Choice is a literary and historical study of Marvell's political poems and prose. The author explains the meaning of Marvell's work by setting it in its immediate historical and political context. Professor Wallace treats Marvell as a member of that central group of moderate men who were neither wholly royalist nor wholly puritan; who were willing to justify a change of allegiance from King to Commonwealth after the execution of Charles I and back to the monarchy at the Restoration. In his important historical introduction the author provides a great deal of information about the extent of this group as well as Marvell's place within it. The usual claim that Marvell was merely a turncoat is shown to rest on a misunderstanding of the religious and political assumptions of the time.

'The Spirits of all that were moderate': the civil war debates and the Engagement controversy
'How fit is he to sway': 'An Horatian Ode upon Cromwel's Return from Ireland'
'He seems a King by long Succession born': 'The First Anniversary of the Government under O. C.'
'The Country is the King': 'The last Instructions to a Painter'
'God send us moderation and agreement': the prose
'Destiny their Choice': 'Upon Appleton House, to my Lord Fairfax'
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ISBN: 9780521280426
ISBN-10: 0521280427
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 278
Published: 30th March 1981
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.35