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John Thorpe

(c. 1565–c.1655). English land-and building-surveyor, who also appears to have designed (though rarely supervised) buildings. He produced a book of plans (preserved in Sir John ...

poetic influence, Hardy's

poetic influence, Hardy's   Reference library

Oxford Reader's Companion to Hardy

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...trenches. Although Sassoon's war experiences taught him to esteem Hardy's ‘grim, wise fatalism’ ( Diaries 1915–1917 , 171), he later praises Hardy somewhat ambiguously as a ‘splendid craftsman with a commonplace mind’ ( ibid. 282). (On minor stylistic influences, see Michael Thorpe , Siegfried Sassoon: A Critical Study ( 1966 ).) In his 1922 diary, Sassoon remarks of his fellow war poet Edmund *Blunden that ‘He has a good deal in common with old Hardy. A simplicity and honesty beyond praise, and a quality of being one with his work to which he has...

Hardy, poems about

Hardy, poems about   Reference library

Oxford Reader's Companion to Hardy

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...( May 1994 ); Christine O'Connor, ‘Play On’, and David Burnett , ‘Hardy’ ( October 1994 ); Gavin Ewart , ‘T.R.O.T.N.’ and ‘The Thomas Hardy Blues’ ( May 1995 ); Jack Clemo , ‘Tryphena’, and Gavin Ewart , ‘The Allotment of Sex in The Woodlanders ’ ( February 1996 ). Michael Thorpe 's ‘Eight Poems for Thomas Hardy’ appeared in various issues of THJ and are collected in his Loves and Other Poems ( 1997 )....

Austen, Jane

Austen, Jane (1775–1817)   Reference library

Oxford Reader's Companion to George Eliot

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... Dorothea and Celia have no circumstantial connection with Elinor and Marianne , and the cutting edge with which Mrs Bennett is carved is more epigrammatically serrated in the case of Mrs Cadwallader . Austen 's egoists like Wickham and Willoughby (or Isabella Thorpe and Mary Crawford ) show a limited capacity for development within the narrative frame, but Eliot's egoists, like Arthur Donnithorne and Tito , develop in their various ways, in the case of the first through a strongly moral conscience, in the second through the need to...

art of the Brontës

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The Oxford Companion to the Brontes

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...in Bewick's vignettes can also be found in Branwell's own meticulous sketches of moorland stone buildings or his lodgings at ‘The Old Hall, Thorpe Green’ (Alexander & Sellars, pp. 304–5, 346, and pl. lx ). Eleven large oil portraits, mostly commissions from Branwell's professional days in Bradford , survive, as well as a number of pencil sketches of friends and associates (see, for example, his fine portraits of John Brown , Margaret Hartley , and the Kirbys : Alexander & Sellars, pls. xxix–xxxii ). Some of his most powerful work can be seen in his...

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