By Christine Gerrard
This broad-ranging spouse offers readers a radical grounding in either the heritage and the substance of eighteenth-century poetry in all its wealthy sort.
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Ll. 15–20) Next, as part of an effort to smooth over any controversy about a non-Englishspeaking Hanoverian prince becoming the head of state, Centlivre lists a historical precedent particularly appropriate to the accession of George I, who had recently distinguished himself as an ally of the English against the French in the War of the Spanish Succession (1702–13): So Cruel Faction tore Rome’s ancient State, And all her Glories seem’d the Sport of Fate; When by Adoption Trajan took the Reins, And check’d his People’s Heats, and quench’d the Flames; Enlarg’d her Bounds to distant India’s Shoar, And taught her Drooping Eagles how to soar.
Churchill’s ironic satires are the product of a very different political climate from that which produced the satiric certainties of the Walpole years. Even “The Candidate” established two opposed poetic portraits of its satirical target – one of Sandwich’s “virtuous” self, the other of the corruptly decadent “Lothario” – thereby introducing a complexity and relativism alien to satire. In poems such as “The Prophecy of Famine,” Churchill has apparently a clear enough target – Bute in particular and Scots in general – yet even here his satiric mode is ill-suited to the Poetry, Politics, and the Rise of Party 21 kind of head-on bipartisan conflict that characterized anti-Walpole satire.
To take one instance, critics have pointed to the fact that Thomson, like most educated people, was familiar with many travelogs, and such writing feeds his description of major rivers in Egypt, other parts of Africa, India, Thailand, and the Americas, all of which grant an effortless fecundity and an “untoiling harvest” to those who live on their banks (“Summer,” l. 831). This observation functions as the prelude to a comparative survey of symbols of national wealth (and the kinds of social and ethical mores they encourage), in which Chinese silk, Indian diamond mines, Andean silver mines, African ivory and wood are pitted against all that makes Britain special: the softening arts of peace, Whate’er the humanizing Muses teach, The godlike wisdom of the tempered breast, Progressive truth, the patient force of thought, Investigation calm whose silent powers Command the world, the light that leads to Heaven, Kind equal rule, the government of laws, And all-protecting freedom which alone Sustains the name and dignity of man – These are not theirs.
A Companion to Eighteenth-Century Poetry by Christine Gerrard