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Kaul, Suvir

Poems of Nation, Anthems of Empire
English Verse in the Long Eighteenth Century

Suvir Kaul

In Poems of Nation, Anthems of Empire, Suvir Kaul argues that the aggressive nationalism of James Thomson's ode "Rule, Britannia!" (1740) is the condition to which much English poetry of the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries aspires. Poets as varied as Marvell, Waller and Dryden, Defoe,... More