Walton’s Legacy

Jessica Martin

in Walton’s Lives

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780198270157
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683930 | DOI:

Series: Walton’s Lives

Walton’s Legacy

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Walton's Lives were found to be popular during his time as his reputation furthered through the publication of the Life of Sanderson. In The Church-History of Britain, Thomas Fuller articulated praise toward the Life of Donne. Here, Fuller was able to highlight how Walton's artistry may be paralleled with his truthfulness since the elegance of the work played no small part in advancing the worth of the biographical record. Edward Phillips, one of Milton's earlier biographers, also praised Walton's writings as Walton was included in Phillips' list of people who are worthy of being commended. In the mid-18th century, a perspective of Walton was established that entailed Walton's piety exhibited by his literary achievement. This chapter explores the various comments and praises that other authors expressed toward Walton's Lives.

Keywords: Lives; Life of Sanderson; Life of Donne; Edward Phillips; Thomas Fuller

Chapter.  6158 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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