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Sukanta Chaudhuri

substantial Italian line of the latter from the mid-sixteenth century, taking in Tasso’s Aminta (1573) and Giovanni Battista Guarini’s Il pastor fido (The Faithful Shepherd, 1590). Again, the influence spread to other languages. If Shakespeare’s As You Like It is the most celebrated instance in English, and The Winter’s Tale provides the best-known pastoral interlude, a line of plays typified by John Fletcher’s The Faithful Shepherdess (and continuing into Charles I’s reign) are closer to the Italian model. Pastoral romance and drama typically present a circular plot in

in Pastoral poetry of the English Renaissance
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Sara Haslam

good her point to Orlando in As You Like It, Rosalind tells him that ‘I will be more jealous of thee than of a Barbary cock-pigeon over his hen’ (IV. i. 157). This is the best illustrative image she can find of primal, jealous behaviour. 17 Joseph Bristow, Sexuality (London, Routledge, 1997), p. 41. Ford read Otto Weininger’s Sex and Character (1903); refer to the discussion in Chapter 2. 18 The pagan context provides a more helpful interpretation of the dove: as Aphrodite’s bird, the dove comes to symbolise along with her the ‘irresistible generative force’ and the

in Fragmenting modernism
Sukanta Chaudhuri

Pastoral Poetry of the English Renaissance contains the text of the poems with brief headnotes giving date, source and other basic information, and footnotes with full annotation.

in Pastoral poetry of the English Renaissance