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John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester

by Germaine Greer

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Published by Northcote House Publishers .
Written in

    Subjects:
  • Poetry & poets: 16th to 18th centuries,
  • Poetry,
  • English,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh,
  • General

  • Edition Notes

    Writers and Their Work

    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages93
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10732172M
    ISBN 100746308884
    ISBN 109780746308882

    Review: A Profane Wit: The Life of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester Johnson has done a fine job of collecting obscure facts and references, but as a long-time scholar focusing on Lord and Lady Rochester, I cannot credit many of the explanations provided in this book. Repeatedly I thought, 'No, that's not true' or 'That can't be right.'/5(2).   John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester by Keith Walker, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(8).

      'If I by miracle can be This livelong minute true to thee 'Tis all that heav'n allows.' The Earl of Rochester was England's first celebrity poet, a byword for the theatricality, licentiousness, and scepticism of the Restoration age. But his scandalous reputation belies the variety and sophistication of his work: his love poems set new standards not only of sexual explicitness but also of. John Wilmot, 2 nd Earl of Rochester, was the son of a general, the 1 st Earl, who received his title for facilitating Charles II’ s escape from the debacle of the Battle of Worcester, no doubt saving his life. He was born in , inherited his father’s title in and obtained his M.A, from Wadham College, Oxford in .

    John Wilmot, second Earl of Rochester (), was a leading member of the group of `court wits' surrounding Charles II. One of the wittiest and most sexually explicit poets in English, his poems circulated principally in manuscript, which makes the tracing of their transmissional history a .   John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, was a poet and courtier of King Charles II's Restoration court, whose rakish lifestyle, biting satires and obscene verses established his name as one of the greatest wits of his time. The Delphi Poets Series offers Price: $


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John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester by Germaine Greer Download PDF EPUB FB2

The scandalous life of England's most notorious libertine, the Earl of Rochester, portrayed by Johnny Depp in The Libertine Restoration England witnessed an extraordinary flowering of literature, music, architecture, and science.

At the center of the burgeoning cultural life of the age was John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester/5(31). John Wilmot, the notorious Earl of Rochester, was the darling of the polished, profligate court of Charles II. One of the finest poets of the Restoration, patron to important playwrights, model for countless witty young rakes in Restoration comedies, he lived a full but short life, dying in (with a dramatic deathbed renunciation of his atheism) at the age of thirty-three/5(8).

John Wilmot, 2nd earl of Rochester, (born April 1,Ditchley Manor House, Oxfordshire, Eng.—died JWoodstock, Eng.), court wit and poet who helped establish English satiric poetry. Wilmot succeeded his father to the earldom inand he received his M.A.

at Oxford in Charles II, probably out of gratitude to the 1st earl, who had helped him to escape. John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester book.

Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Rochester was the most original talent among the poet /5. The Letters Of John Wilmot, Earl Of Rochester book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers/5. Building on the strength of Keith Walker’s acclaimed The Poems of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester (), leading scholar Nicholas Fisher presents a thoroughly revised and updated edition of the work of one the greatest Restoration wits.

Includes the text of Lucina’s Rape, Rochester’s adaptation of Fletcher’s revenge tragedy Valentinian, in a text that readily identifies Rochester’s. The Farce of Sodom or the Quintessence of Debauchery by John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of R The 2nd Earl of Rochester and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at English Nobility, Poet, Author.

The son of Henry Wilmot, 1st Earl of Rochester, and Anne St. John, he became the 2nd Earl of Rochester upon his father's death in In the court of Charles II, Wilmot was reknowned for his hard drinking, sexual impropriety, and lecherous behavior.

He was part of Burial: All Saints Churchyard, Spelsbury. John Wilmot, earl of Rochester Homework Help Questions. I need help analyzing the poem "Love and Life" by John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester. The poem "Love and Life" by John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester.

Fred Tarr (2/28/ AM). at the behest of the royal society of kentucky outcasts and ecclesiastical scoundrels, let me inform the board at poem hunter that the true identity of Lord John Wilmot is none other than Joe Green, a Shakesperian scholar currently living residing in Minneapolis and wont to great excesses of debauchery visited upon his family with stupendous frequency and.

By John Wilmot Earl of Rochester. Naked she lay, clasped in my longing arms, I filled with love, and she all over charms; Both equally inspired with eager fire, Melting through kindness, flaming in desire.

With arms, legs, lips close clinging to embrace, She clips me to her breast, and sucks me to her face. Her nimble tongue, love’s lesser. John Wilmot, the notorious Earl of Rochester, was the darling of the polished, profligate court of Charles II.

One of the finest poets of the Restoration, patron to important playwrights, model for countless witty young rakes in Restoration comedies, he lived a full but short life, dying in (with a dramatic deathbed renunciation of his atheism) at the age of thirty-three. About John Wilmot Earl of Rochester John Wilmot was born inthe son of Henry Wilmot, a celebrated Royalist who had led the cavalry at the Battle of Edgehill.

Henry helped the young Prince Charles escape to France after the disastrous Royalist defeat at the Battle of Worcester. Writers like John Wilmot, second Earl of Rochester, have explored these themes. As part of Charles II court during the Restoration era, Wilmot was seen as a rebellious man who fought to eradicate all the Puritan ideas of the time.

Looking for books by John Wilmot. See all books authored by John Wilmot, including The New Penguin Book of Love Poetry, and The Complete Poems of John Wilmot, the Earl of Rochester, and more on Poems of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester. Oxford, England: Published for the Shakespeare Head Press by B.

Blackwell ; New York, NY: B. Blackwell, (OCoLC) Building on the strength of Keith Walker’s acclaimed The Poems of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester (), leading scholar Nicholas Fisher presents a thoroughly revised and updated edition of the work of one the greatest Restoration wits.

Alexander Larman’s Blazing Star: the Life and Times of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester is published by Head of Zeus at £ Visit or. John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (commonly called "Rochester"), was a poet known for his wit, his controversial verses, and his sexual indiscretions (as he was known for enjoying alcohol and.

‘A great poet who flared brightly before burning out’: John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester. Photograph: Hulton Getty L ord Rochester, the Restoration poet and rake, was chief wit at the court of. Get this from a library!

John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester. [Germaine Greer] -- "Though he wrote little, and sometimes carelessly, Rochester, as the most original talent among the poets of the Restoration, deserves serious study. His poetry is both highly literary, often based.Picture, By Wilmot Earl of Rochester [Continuation of epitaph on Lord Windsor] Close section [Epigram on Louis XIV] In Regem Galliae; Second version: Turn'd thus by the E.

of Rochester; Third version: Close section [Epigram on Samuel Pordage] First version: Second version: Lord Rochester upon hearing the singing in a Country Church [Lines to.John Wilmot(1 April – 26 July ) John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, styled Viscount Wilmot between andwas an English Libertine poet, 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. He married an heiress, Elizabeth Malet.