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The cracking of the republican spokes

Prose Studies, 01 December 1996, Vol.19(3), p.255-274 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    The cracking of the republican spokes
  • Author: Raymond, Joad
  • Found In: Prose Studies, 01 December 1996, Vol.19(3), p.255-274 [Peer Reviewed Journal]
  • Subjects: Milton, John ; English Literature Seventeenth Century ; Republicanism ; UK ; History ; Nedham, Marchamont
  • Publication Details: Taylor & Francis Group
  • Description: Marchamont Nedham, the supposedly unprincipled, ungodly, beer-swilling, populist interregnum journalist, shared an intellectual kinship with Milton which went beyond mere workplace camaraderie. Milton's The Readie and Easie Way is a Nedhamesque tract in its vituperative opposition to imminently to be established power, and in its contempt for the royalist mentality. Its republicanism is also tinged with Nedham: Milton recognises that the course of action he commends has already been compromised by providence. Nedham faced the same dilemma, and it is for that reason that we should not dismiss Newes From Brussels as merely a frivolous shrug, a kind of neo-republican expletive.
  • Identifier: ISSN: 0144-0357 ; E-ISSN: 1743-9426 ; DOI: 10.1080/01440359608586595

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