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John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, His Life and Writings

Johannes Prinz

John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, His Life and Writings

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Published by Native American Books Distributor .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biographies & Memoirs / Biographies

  • The Physical Object
    FormatLibrary Binding
    Number of Pages500
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10177162M
    ISBN 100403011655
    ISBN 109780403011650

    Facets of Rochester's character will reappear in the dangerous Pinky in "Brighton Rock," the whisky priest, the remorseful husband in "The Heart of the Matter," the God-thwarted amorist in "The End of the Affair. When Charles discovered the destruction of his beloved toy, he left court immediately in an apoplectic rage, much to the consternation of his hangers-on, who had no idea where he was for 10 days. A scholarly biography by Vivian de Sola Pinto ; revised as "Enthusiast in Wit," usefully related Rochester's libertinism to Hobbesian materialism- specifically to Hobbes's doctrine that sensory experience was the only philosophical reality. After hearing of Burnet's departure from his side, Rochester muttered his last words: "Has my friend left me?

    He was part of a "mob of gentlemen who wrote with ease", [29] who continued to produce their poetry in manuscripts, rather than in publication. In his poetry, Rochester adopts a kaleidoscopic whirl of poetic personae and voices that make his work by turns funny, surprising and affecting. His father was created Earl of Rochester for his services to Charles II including helping him escape to exile. The poetry- skeptical, parodistic, obscene and scathing- was a rediscovery of the 's, though John Hayward's Nonesuch edition escaped prosecution only by being limited to 1, copies. Charles, seldom angry with his favourites for long, recalled Rochester from banishment in February Blazing Star paints a picture of a great poet who flared brightly before burning out.

    Because most of his poems circulated only in manuscript form during his lifetime, it is likely that much of his writing does not survive. But his attacks on the great and the good of his age — even Charles II — are hilariously readable, the contemporary equivalent of a standup comedian laying into puffed-up public figures. This title will be released on. Upon immediate pursuit, my Lord of Rochester for whom the King had spoke to the lady often, but with no success was taken at Uxbridge; but the lady is not yet heard of, and the King mighty angry and the Lord sent to the Tower.


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John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, His Life and Writings book

Cliches are in evidence "roaring trade", "dogged persistence" and the odd value judgment is made "Bendo, being Italian and therefore given to floral verbosity…". In the early morning of 26 JulyRochester died "without a shudder or a sound". Rochester's anarchy was innate and had little need of stimulation.

John Wilmot (2nd Earl of Rochester)

In the court of Charles II, Wilmot was reknowned for his hard drinking, sexual impropriety, and lecherous behavior. Critical reputation Edit Rochester has not lacked distinguished admirers. By the age of 33, Rochester was dying, from what is usually described as the effects of venereal diseases, combined with the effects of alcoholism though others have argued that it is more likely that he died of renal failure due to chronic nephritis as a result of suffering from Bright's disease.

He famously attended Parliament with his rotting nose covered in a silver nasion. At fourteen he was conferred with the degree of M. Burnet claimed that Rochester's conversion experience led him to ask that "all his profane and lewd writings" be burned;[ citation needed ] it is unclear how much, if His Life and Writings book, of Rochester's writing was destroyed.

Deeply involved with theatre, his coaching of his mistress Elizabeth Barry began her career as the greatest actress of the Restoration stage. Undertaking her training on a bet, Rochester "caused her to enter into the meaning of every sentiment These lapses disfigure the book but cannot wreck it.

At 13 his Father died and Wilmot inherited the title. Samuel Pepys described the attempted abduction in his diary on 28 May Thence to my Lady Sandwich's, where, to my shame, I had not been a great while before. Gilbert Burnet wryly noted that Rochester's practice was "not without success", implying his intercession of himself as surreptitious sperm donor.

Rochester lived with extraordinary velocity. The priceless object lay in ruins over the garden. This is possibly true. Carol Richards has disputed this, arguing that it is more likely that he died of renal failure due to chronic nephritis Bright's disease [25] His mother had him attended in his final weeks by her religious associates, particularly Gilbert Burnetlater Bishop of Salisbury.

In the summer ofRochester returned to sea. He has gone on to enjoy a remarkable afterlife, being played by Johnny Depp and featured in a song by Nick Cavebut his writing has resisted all attempts to pin it down, and continues to provoke and delight more than three centuries after his death in Leavis argued that "Rochester is not a great poet of any kind", William Empson admired him.

Allowed the crown 15 years earlier on the condition that he form a new covenant with his people that promised fairness, tolerance and openness — qualities that both his father and the Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell had lacked — the King had instead frittered his time away with costly foreign expeditions and self-indulgent sexual adventuring.

Rochester's reputation would not begin to revive until the s. Though Rochester was received at Whitehall again, his relationship with Charles was characterised by mutual suspicion and antagonism.

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Rochester — either by accident or design — instead handed Charles the explosive satire that he had written about him earlier that year.

For this the 18 year old Rochester spent three weeks in the Tower, only being released after a penitent apology to the King. Rochester left court immediately, knowing that disgrace would follow. The longer I worked on his life the more living he became to me.

Amid the wags and blades of that frivolous age, Rochester could misbehave royally. Obscenity laws and Rochester did not get on. Her wealth-hungry relatives opposed marriage to the impoverished Rochester, who conspired with his mother to abduct the young Countess. More recently, Germaine Greer has questioned the validity of the appraisal of Rochester as a drunken rake, and hailed the sensitivity of some of his lyrics.Nota bene: Most of Rochester's poems were intended for a coterie audience, and were not prepared for publication; other poems found their way to poetic miscellanies.

In order to establish better order and categorization on this page, I have used the structure created by Harold Love for his definitive edition of The Works of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, OUP By John Wilmot Earl of Rochester About this Poet John Wilmot, second Earl of Rochester and Baron of Adderbury in England, Viscount Athlone in Ireland, infamous in his time for his life and works and admired for his deathbed performance, was the cynosure of the libertine wits of Restoration England.

See John Wilmot Rochester for pseudonymous works by the Russian spiritualist V.I.

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Kryzhanovskaya. John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester was an English libertine, a friend of King Charles II, and the writer of much satirical and bawdy poetry.

He was the toast of the Restoration court and a patron of the arts/5. Get this from a library! John Wilmot Earl of Rochester his life and writings: with his lordship's private correspondence, various other documents, and a bibliography of his works and of the literature on him. [Johannes Prinz; John Wilmot Rochester, Earl of].

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