The eighteenth-century vogue for pictures of women perusing love letters not only marked the age’s affection for epistolarity, it also emblematized the “papered century,” named for the period’s unprecedented proliferation of monetary notes and credit instruments.
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“T were all one
That I should love a bright particular star
And think to wed it, he is so above me”
While many scholars have argued that Paradise Lost celebrates freedom, the nature of such freedom remains unclear. Professor Scodel will contend that the poem in fact embraces the notorious polysemous ambiguities of freedom as an ideal.