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The flight of angels: England's altered confidence

Anne Sweeney

in Robert Southwell

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print August 2006 | ISBN: 9780719074189
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701195 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719074189.003.0005
The flight of angels: England's altered confidence

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This chapter studies Southwell's transfer to England, revealing that Southwell's training gave him the ability to suit his imagery to the immediate situation. It explores Southwell's ‘Joseph's Amazement’, which contains no prayers or consolatory elements at the end. The chapter notes that ‘Joseph's Amazement’ features a masculine complaint of failed love, and serves as a reflection of the changed understanding of the problems the English Catholics faced during the 1580s. It also discusses Southwell's purposes for bringing Magdalen to England.

Keywords: imagery; Joseph's Amazement; prayers; consolatory elements; masculine complaint; English Catholics; Magdalen

Chapter.  20113 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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