The Court Lampoon
This chapter focuses on Restoration lampoon, which took several years to mature into a distinctive genre. The resumption of monarchical rule in 1660 was rejected root and branch only by extreme Puritans; most other republicans were prepared to bide their time and see how the new order of indemnity and oblivion promised under the Declaration of Breda worked in practice. In any case, open opposition would have been dangerous. Savage satire was to be encountered everywhere but it was directed at Puritans, not the restored monarchy, and followed well-established models. It is only from the mid-1660s that satires expressing open hostility to the new regime emerged.
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