The Raven and the Lark: Lost Children in Literature of the English Renaissance (Google eBook)
The lost child plot, which appears in the work of virtually every major author of the English Renaissance, is examined in this study of a wide variety of the literature of that period.
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Finders Keepers Preservation and the Legendary Foundling
Finding and Losing Beaulté and Noblesse Adoption in Malorys Works
Transformation in Sidneys Old Arcadia
Two Irreconcilable Foundlings The Love Story and the Saint Story in Book 1 of The Faerie Queene
Two Creations Succession and Generation in Books 3 through 5 of The Faerie Queene
Earned Reprieve in The Comedy of Errors and Pericles
The Dream of a Better Life in As You Like It and Antony and Cleopatra
A Manly Loss
Hamlets Story or The Childs Refusal to Man the Father
A World Within Found Enclosure and Final Exposure in King Lear
Becoming the Story in The Winters Tale
Telling the Story in The Tempest
The Findings of Loss
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Page 22 - I am in presence either of father or mother, whether I speak, keep silence, sit, stand, or go, eat, drink, be merry or sad, be sewing, playing, dancing, or doing anything else, I must do it, as it were, in such weight, measure, and number, even so perfectly as God made the world...