Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
English Clandestine Satire, 1660-1702$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Harold Love

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199255610

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255610.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 18 November 2019

State Satire

State Satire

Chapter:
(p.99) 4 State Satire
Source:
English Clandestine Satire, 1660-1702
Author(s):

HAROLD LOVE

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255610.003.0004

This chapter focuses on state satire, which covers satire concerned with national, political, and religious questions, and was played for higher stakes on a larger board. Even more so than the Town, the Restoration state was never a settled entity. The utility, let alone the sanctity, of monarchical government remained a subject of debate and nowhere more than in the writings of the lampooners. While learning useful lessons from the court tradition, state lampooners were in touch with much older traditions of verse critique and with the memories of earlier conflicts that these transmitted: its world had not begun de novo in 1660. In this respect, state satire falls under a particular arc of the circumference of the ‘state poem’, it being under that title that bowdlerized versions of Restoration political verse of all kinds were published in printed anthologies from the late 1690s onward. This wider genre embraces the licensed as well as the clandestine: much of Dryden’s pre-1688 verse can be so characterized.

Keywords:   state satire, Restoration, bowdlerized, clandestine satire

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .