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Churchill in the middle

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Freedom was important to Charles Churchill. His great aim, as he explained in an early poem called Night (1761), was for him and his friends ‘To pass thro’ life as easy as we can’, unencumbered by serious commitments and ‘rude cares’ (ll. 256, 281). He kept irregular hours, drank immoderately and had a train of mistresses. As a poet without a patron or public salary, he relished his ability to write about whatever he wanted and to digress wildly if the fancy took him. Before he gave them up i...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1111/criq.12376

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
All Souls College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Critical Quarterly More from this journal
Volume:
59
Issue:
4
Pages:
21–33
Publication date:
2017-12-01
Acceptance date:
2017-08-30
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EISSN:
1467-8705
ISSN:
0011-1562
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pubs:823060
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uuid:ad14d2b0-9ddf-478d-8421-48c407e2eade
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pubs:823060
Source identifiers:
823060
Deposit date:
2018-02-07

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