Abraham Cowley

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Standard Name: Cowley, Abraham
Used Form: A. Cowley

Connections

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Family and Intimate relationships Anne Killigrew
Her father, the Rev. Dr Henry Killigrew , was and an amateur writer, a royal chaplain to the Duke of York, and Master of the Savoy (which was then a manor in the Strand)...
Friends, Associates Sarah, Lady Cowper
SLC brought to the social rituals of visiting some of the same suspicious stance with which she viewed her relations. I visit Some people for the Same Causes as the Indians Worship the Devil, least...
Intertextuality and Influence Aphra Behn
AB 's poems were mostly opportunistic in some way, seizing the chances offered her, either by projects of literary colleagues or by royal or other grand occasions, to make some money. She makes much use...
Intertextuality and Influence Joan Whitrow
This offers praise to God for the king's safe return from waging war in Holland, but deplores the money spent in official welcome celebrations, which would have been better given to the poor. By...
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Davys
MD makes skilful use of letters to project character, political issues, and gender interaction. Her use of significant dates (All Saints' Day, November the fifth) links her with the prophetic tradition of Lady Eleanor Douglas
Intertextuality and Influence Ephelia
Among the poems of praise, To Madam Bhen [sic] (then a not uncommon rendering of Behn) adapts from Cowley 's famous praise of Philips the idea of uniting the Strong and Sweet.
Ephelia,. Female Poems on Several Occasions. James Courtney, 1679.
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Intertextuality and Influence Catherine Fanshawe
The poems by CF include an Elegy on the Abrogation of the Birthnight Ball (her lament, in the person of an elderly beau, for the passing of the old-fashioned minuet: an orgy of grandiose parody...
Intertextuality and Influence Martha Fowke
These poems reflect social life and perhaps the company of lawyers in the London of about 1720.
Guskin, Phyllis J. “’Not Originally Intended for the Press’: Martha Fowke Sansom’s Poems in the Barbados Gazette”. Eighteenth-Century Studies, No. 1, pp. 61 -91.
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Their author glories in her liberty—in several senses, but including freedom from the meaningless literary rules which...
Intertextuality and Influence Delarivier Manley
Though she based the Letters on fact, DM explicitly shaped them to the tradition of d'Aulnoy 's fictional travel-letters about Spain. And even her quest for solitude was patterned after Horace and Cowley .
Intertextuality and Influence Eliza Meteyard
This illustrated story of a young girl's childhood and education has some autobiographical elements (Howitt calls it her own early life),
Lee, Amice. Laurels & Rosemary: The Life of William and Mary Howitt. Oxford University Press, 1955.
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including the profession of the army surgeon father of the eponymous character...
Intertextuality and Influence Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
They include a novel in five letters (Indamora to Lindamira), a verse-and-prose romance (The Adventurer), and poems in various pastoral and classical modes—epistles, lyrics, etc. The novel gives a voice to...
Literary responses Lady Jane Cavendish
Thomas Lawrence , in his elegy, aspires to inherit LJC 's poetic gift, by seizing her discarded mantle (as Elisha in the Bible did the prophet's mantle of Elijah). In view of recent critical debate...
Textual Features Mary Astell
These poems succeed in making the Christian life of resignation and unselfishness into a series of heroic trials and combats. MA has the makings of a fine poet in the grand style; she evidently learned...
Textual Features Katherine Philips
These poems praise the retired life, withdrawn from worldly ambition, in the manner of Cowley . The contrast which Philips draws between private worth and public corruption belongs both to her public and private statements...
Textual Features Jane Barker
JB writes to one male friend (my Adopted Brother) on his approaching marriage, not to congratulate but to dissuade.
Barker, Jane. Poetical Recreations. Benjamin Crayle, 1687.
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She reflects her intimate knowledge of the work of Katherine Philips and Abraham Cowley

Timeline

1647
Abraham Cowley 's The Mistress, a collection of love-poems, was published, but not by the intention of its author.
1656
Abraham Cowley published Poems; this volume, which included his Pindaric Odes and Miscellanies, confirmed his stature as the leading poet of the day.