Certainly her representations of female friendship are intense, even passionate. For example, in discussing "To the Excellent Lucasia" Mark Llewellyn argues that the image portrayed by the speaker is "stripped of all sensual appetite, could become the pathway to apprehension of, and eventually mystic union with, divine love and beauty" After her death, in an authorised edition of her poetry was printed entitled Poems by the Most Deservedly Admired Mrs.
She herself always insisted on their platonic nature and characterises her relationships as the "meeting of souls," as in these lines from "To my Excellent Lucasia, on our Friendship": Upon the Double Murder of King Charles is a more politically minded piece than many of her others from this time period, although she is often associated with a class of poets termed Royalist or Cavalier poetsnoting their political sympathy to the Royalist cause, those who supported the monarchy of King Charles I of England during the English Civil War and the following English Interregnum.
Philips had two children, one of whom, Katharine, became the wife of a "Lewis Wogan" of BoulstonPembrokeshire. Katherine Philips, the Matchless Orinda. Her poems, frequently occasional, typically celebrate the refined pleasures of platonic love.
Philips is said to have read the Bible through before she was five years old. Inan edition of her poetry entitled Poems by the Incomparable Mrs.
She broke with Presbyterian traditions in both religion and politics, and became an ardent admirer of the king and his church policy. According to Gosse, Philips may have been the author of a volume of Female Poems Her works also considers the nature and value of friendship between women.
The literary atmosphere of her circle is preserved in the excellent Letters of Orinda to Poliarchus, published by Bernard Lintot in and She was widely considered an exemplar of the ideal woman writer: With wit, elegance, and clarity, Philips dramatised in her Society of Friendship the ideals, as well as the realities and tribulations, of Platonic love.
Members adopted pseudonyms drawn from French pastoral romances of Cavalier dramas.
Career[ edit ] Inwhen she was sixteen, she married a Welsh Parliamentarian named James Philips who was thought to be 54 years old. However, the marriage certificate has since proved that he was actually 24 years old. She attended boarding school from to where she began to write verse within a circle of friends and to appreciate French romances and Cavalier plays from which she would later choose many of the pet names she gave members of her Society of Friendship.
Additionally, she acquired remarkable fluency in several languages.
Thus the Society helped establish a literary standard for her generation and Orinda herself as a model for the female writers who followed her. Her home at the Priory, CardiganWales became the centre of the Society of Friendship, the members of which were known to one another by pastoral names:I.
Upon the double Murther of K. CHARLES I.
in Answer to a Libellous Copy of Rimes made by Vavasor Powell. I think not on the State, nor am concern’d Which way soever the great helm is turn’d: But as that son whose father’s dangers nigh Did force his native dumbness, and untie The fetter’d Continue reading "Upon the Murder of King.
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Create a free website. Mar 03, · Upon the Double Murder of King Charles – Katherine Philips, Great Charles his double misery was this, Unfaithful friends, ignoble enemies; Had any heathen been this prince’s foe, He would have wept to see him injured so.
His title was his crime, they’d reason good. Upon The Double Murder Of King Charles. King Charles the First King of England, Scotland and Ireland whose refusal to compromise over complex religious and political situations led to civil war, his own execution and the abolition of the Monarchy.
[pic]The second son of James VI of Scotland and Anne of Denmark, Charles was born. Upon the Double Murder of King Charles is a more politically minded piece than many of her others from this time period, although she is often associated with a class of poets termed Royalist or Cavalier poets, noting their political sympathy to the Royalist cause.Download