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Parts of co-editor David Bevington's introduction and his bold chapter on The Tempest as a commercial, public, and uncourtly treatment of the Elizabeth-Frederick of the Palatinate marriage do seem curiously at odds with the direction of the majority of contributors, relying upon precisely the sort of "decayed aristocracy" (with a bow towards Lawrence Stone) and "capitalism vs.
All you saw of it was an ingrained courtesy, an uncourtly courtesy that emanated from him towards everyone....
It is refreshing now to have the songs side by side with the motets, and to have the picture of uniformity exploded not only by this juxtaposition but also by the inclusion of such motets as 'Ut heremita solus', 'Gaude Maria' and 'Caeleste beneficium', as well as several uncourtly songs whose sexual and social innuendoes are scarcely concealed ('Baisies moy', 'Fors seulement contre', 'Prenez sur moy', 'S'elle m'amera').
"What was new about Galileo's translation of scientific marvels into the discourse of the court (or of a specific dynasty, as in the case of the satellites of Jupiter)," writes Biagioli, "was that he did so both to show that natural philosophy was not necessarily an uncourtly activity, and to legitimize scientific discoveries and theories by linking them to the power image of the prince." (124-25) Biagioli scrupulously explicates Galileo's career in the context of early modern culture, showing what it meant for science to be "not necessarily an uncourtly activity" in the seventeenth century.
Decidedly uncourtly, however, is the overt linking of language and sexuality in the (initially shocking) reference to vaginal speech when the second maiden gives her gift.
is described (line 10) as |townysche [|" towny", bourgeois, uncourtly' according to Kinsley; elsewhere the word is opposed to uplandish or rustic; for Lydgate's association of the world with gawping simplicity see [OED.sup.2] s.v.
However, Chretien's condemnation of uncourtly male behavior in this passage is as exaggerated as his previous exaltation of Philomena as the perfect courtly lady (124-204).
(2) In Beroul, Marc is too courtly to kill Tristran when he has him at his mercy; in the Prose the positions are reversed, and it is a sign of courtliness in Tristran that he refuses to take advantage of the uncourtly Marc when he stands over the King, sword raised ready to strike.
Fletcher's own patronage ties were to the fifth earl and countess of Huntingdon, and thus to "the country-based, feminocentric, uncourtly environment cultivated by the Huntingdons at Ashby" (35).
Although she vilifies her spouse, she so prizes a refinement of manners that even in the anguish of being forced apart from her lover, she refuses to part "ignobly" ("malamen"), implying that to banish one's love before the moment of utmost necessity would be uncourtly. Not only does this lady defy danger, but with the backing of a "code" of love, she does so in style.
As a female character, she is distinctly uncourtly. In dramatic terms, she is partly a comic and partly a dangerous figure, whose characterization derives from, but can never be pinned down to any one of, a range of marginal female figures, such as the shrewish wife, the midwife, the widow, and the witch.
In the first place, according to the evidence Cash presents, he was not a Roman Catholic but an active Anglican; and in the second, a contemporary witness describes his physical appearance in very different terms from Tristram's: he is "a tall Well sett Gentlemn in a light Colored Coat in Boots with a Whip under his Arm.(14) But Hogarth drew Slop as Sterne describes him: "Imagine to yourself a little, squat, uncourtly figure of a Dr.