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It displays austerity and realism without renouncing the pleasures of the rhyme and beside the humility and sobriety of the author of "The Coronet" and the panegyrist of Cromwell, one still finds the sensuality of a baroque Marvell.
But it is in the explication of the insidious manner in which Casanova was distorted and then forgotten by reviewers and panegyrists that this book shines.
In each of the final three plays, the servants create and enact dramatic fictions, but they are not, of course, panegyrists but tricksters intent on deceiving an unsophisticated audience.
Still in all, James's careful, well-documented study suggests the range of factors that panegyrists needed to take into account, and it makes clearer the challenges that militated against an author's success in the competitive quest for patronage.