Reasonable ecstasies: Shaftesbury and the languages of libertinism

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Cowan, Brian (1998)
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    7 Samuel Richardson, Clarissa; or, The History of a Young Lady, 4 vols. (1748; reprint,London,1932), 2:59.

    8HenryFielding,TomJones,ed. MartinBattestinandFredsonBowers,bk.5, chap.5 (1749;reprintO,xford,1974), 1:232-33. See alsoFielding'sJosephAndrews,ed. Douglas Brooks-Davies,(1742; reprint,Oxford, 1970), 3:3, 189-90; and MartinBattestin,The Moral Basis of Fielding's Art: A Study of Joseph Andrews (Middletown, Conn., 1959), pp. 11-13.

    14 Klein, Shaftesbury and the Culture of Politeness, p. 76, n. 17, "Liberty, Manners and Politeness in Early Eighteenth-CenturEyngland," Historical Journal 32, no. 3 (1989): 583-605.

    15 Champion, Pillars; A. B. Worden, "Introduction," in A Voyce from the Watch Tower,PartFive: 1660-1662, ed. A. B. Worden,CamdenFourthSeries,vol. 21 (London, 1978), pp. 1-84.

    16 See the workscited in note 13 above.

    17The firstearlof Shaftesbury'srole in the formationof a whig identityhasrecently undergone significant revision; see Tim Harris, London Crowds in the Reign of Charles II (Cambridge, 1987), p. 100; JonathanScott, Algernon Sidney and the Restoration Crisis, 1677-1683 (Cambridge1,991),esp. pp. 13-14; andMarkKnights,Politicsand Opinion in Crisis, 1678-1681, (Cambridge,1994), esp. pp. 107, 131-34.

    18 Hannah Pitkin, Fortune Is a Woman: Gender and Politics in the Thought of NiccolbMachiavelli(BerkeleyandLos Angeles, 1984),remainsthemostdetailedcase study of the role of genderin republicanpoliticaldiscourse.But see also RachelWeil, "Sexual IdeologyandPoliticalPropagandain England,1678-1714" (Ph.D.diss., PrincetonUniversity, 1991), esp. chap.2.

    19Rand,ed., TheLife, pp. 301, 303-5, 321-22, 341, 408, 433; cf. RobertVoitle, The Third Earl of Shaftesbury, 1671-1713 (Baton Rouge, La., 1984), p. 284.

    20 [Toland],ed., Letters,pp. xiii, 3, 10; cf. Rand,TheLife,pp. 391 ff. Shaftesbury's two attemptsat courtshipandmarriagearediscussedin Voitle, TheThirdEarl,pp. 283- 310. Trumbachuses Shaftesbury'sreluctanceto marryas evidencefor his contentionthat the earl "fit into the patternof the traditionalbisexuallibertine,"in "SodomyTransformed,"p. 113; cf. Voitle, The ThirdEarl, p. 242.

    21 [Toland], ed., Letters, p. 41.

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