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With all my pains I do not think I ever managed to bring any of my pastorals to a satisfactory close.
Thanks to his pastorals, I could long afterwards enjoy with the double sense requisite for full pleasure in them, such divinely excellent artificialities at Tasso's "Aminta" and Guarini's "Pastor Fido"; things which you will thoroughly like only after you are in the joke of thinking how people once seriously liked them as high examples of poetry.
Of course I read other things of Pope's besides his pastorals, even at the time I read these so much.
It is a pastoral romance, in the general style of Italian and Spanish romances of the earlier part of the century.
This is a series of pastoral pieces (eclogues, Spenser calls them, by the classical name) twelve in number, artificially assigned one to each month in the year.
But it was not for such passionless calm that he preferred the scenes of [103] pastoral life; and the meditative poet, sheltering himself from the agitations of the outward world, is in reality only clearing the scene for the exhibition of great emotions, and what he values most is the almost elementary expression of elementary feelings.
She turned white in the face, and drew her breath through her teeth in a savage sort of way; - but she offered no extenuation or defence; and with a kind of shameless calmness - shocking indeed to witness in one so young - as good as told me that my remonstrance was unavailing, and my pastoral advice quite thrown away upon her - nay, that my very presence was displeasing while I spoke such things.
The Pastorals and Polycarp: Titus, 1-2 Timothy, and Polycarp to the Philippians" by academician and theologian Richard L.
17) Edna Longley, << War Pastorals >>, The Oxford Handbook of British and Irish War Poetry, ed.
While the statement appears casual, this is the crux of the poem and would be recognizable to Tao's readers educated in the conventions of the pastoral as an obvious reference to the locus classicus of the Golden Valley Gentry and the Orchid Valley pastorals.
The various authors show how the Pastorals can be identified with the genuine Pauline letters in terms of language, theology, ecclesiology, ethics, and literary structure.
This is why the modem literature of the South contains so many "cold" pastorals (to use the Keatsian term), antipastorals, or, what might be called "baroque" pastorals.