Carleton Author

Raylor, Timothy

Department

English

Journal Title

Review of English Studies

Publication Date

2005

First Page

386

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Last Page

411

File Name

062_Raylor-Timothy_WallersMachiavellianCromwell.pdf

Abstract

Recent work on Waller’s Panegyrick to my Lord Protector has focused on its e¡ort to dress Cromwell in Augustan garb to translate his power into authority over a quiescent populace. Drawing on recently discovered evidence about the poem’s composition, about Waller’s reading of Machiavelli, and about his association with a fellow Buckinghamshire gentleman and MP, Sir William Drake (a figure known to have been influenced by Machiavelli), this article suggests that Augustan rhetoric forms only one strand in a discursive tapestry dominated by a Machiavellian argument for England’s imperial expansion.

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Yellow

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Yes

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Contributing Organization

Carleton College

Type

Article

Format

application/pdf

Language

English

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