Sheldon Wolin’s ‘Fugitive democracy’ in S. Benhabib (ed.),
Democracy and Diﬀerence (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1996), pp. 31–45. There,
Wolin distinguishes ‘politics’ (‘continuous, ceaseless, endless’) from ‘the political’ (‘episodic,
rare’); culture, I contend, is not politics, but rather political, in this sense. See my Criticism
and Modernity, p. 113, on this.
Aesthetic education and the demise of experience
22 J. Keats, Selected Poetry and Letters, ed. R. H. Fogle (San Francisco: Rinehart, 1951), p. 305.
23 MicheldeMontaigne, Essais (Paris
Ben Jonson, The
Complete Poems , pp. 354–71, l. 536).
See MicheldeMontaigne, Les Essais , ed.
J. Céard, Les Classiques modernes (Paris: Le Livre de Poche,
See Michael Lord of Montaigne, The
Paul Condon, Christine D. Wilson-Mendenhall, and Lisa Feldman Barrett, ‘What is a Positive Emotion?’ in Tugade, Shiota, and Kirby, Handbook of Positive Emotions , pp. 60–81 (p. 61).
Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy (New York: New York Review Books, 2001), p. 11; MicheldeMontaigne, The Complete Essays of Montaigne , trans. Donald M. Frame (Stanford: Stanford
Shakespeare, Harington, Reynolds and the metamorphosis of scatology
Peter J. Smith
interest in onomastics, reflected in his essay ‘Of Names’
(see Chapter 2 above), might make him a
particularly appropriate solution to this riddle though one wonders how
easily it could have been picked up by an audience who had not yet had
the benefit of John Florio’s ‘Englished’ version of
Shirley’s and Davenant’s protectorate entertainments
-colonised state. Instead, Spanish Catholic conquest is
replaced by English Protestant colonialism.
Wiseman has argued that the pre-colonised state of the Incas represented an Edenic innocence, echoing one thread of Renaissance thought
that gestures to ideas connected to the ‘noble savage’ which was perhaps
most famously propounded in MicheldeMontaigne’s Of the Cannibals.82
The first song certainly seems to support this idea of a prelapsarian
Whilst yet our world was new,
When not discovere’d by the old,
E’re begger’d Slaves we grew,
For having Silver hills, and
contemporains des guerres civiles en France
(1562–1598) (Paris, 2010), p. 14.
18 MicheldeMontaigne, Les Essais, ed. Pierre Villey (2 vols, Paris, 1921), vol. i,
19 Ibid., p. 131.
• language and conflict in the french wars •
20 HE, vol. iii, p. 560.
21 Ibid., vol. i, p. 120 (pour faire un beau banquet, et puis paillarder pesle mesle
les chandelles estainctes’).
22 Ibid., vol. i, p. 143.
23 Denis Crouzet, Les guerriers de Dieu: la violence au temps des troubles de religion
vers 1525–vers 1610 (2 vols, Paris, 1990), vol. i, p. 244.
since I cast my selfe, that first put this humorous conceipt
of writing into my head’. See MicheldeMontaigne, Essays, trans. by John Florio
(1613), p. 212.
38 Burton, ‘The Author’s Abstract of Melancholy’, in Anatomy of Melancholy, i, lxix–
The senses in context
39 Lesel Dawson, Lovesickness and Gender in Early Modern English Literature (Oxford:
Oxford University Press, 2008), p. 97.
40 ‘Democritus Junior to the Reader’, in Burton, i, 6.
41 The impossibility of finding relief through writing is also
Tales of origins in medieval and early modern France and England
Dominique Goy- Blanquet
Reiffenberg , Collection de chroniques belges
inédites, 2 vols (Brussels: Hayez, 1836–45), Vol. I, p.
8, line 163.
Essays or Morall, Politike and Militarie Discourses of Lo:
Michaell de Montaigne … , trans. John Florio (London:
printed by Val. Sims for Edward Bount, 1603
18 David Aers (ed.), Culture and History 1350–1600 (New York, London
and Toronto: Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1992).
19 See Ellrodt, Montaigne and Shakespeare and Taylor, Sources of the
Self, pp. 177–84.
20 MicheldeMontaigne, Essais, ed. Pierre Villey (Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1992), III, 9, p. 964. ‘My selfe now, and my selfe
anon, are indeede two’, The Essayes of Michael, Lord of Montaigne,
trans. John Florio, vol. 3, ch. 9, ‘Of vanitie’ (London: J. M. Dent &
Sons, n.d.), p. 206.
21 Locke, An Essay, bk II, ch. 27, §9, p. 335. Gioiella Bruni Roccia