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Some aspects of the prose style of Thomas More in his English letters

Mary Vianney Fulham

Some aspects of the prose style of Thomas More in his English letters

by Mary Vianney Fulham

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  • More, Thomas, -- Sir, Saint, -- 1478-1535

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    Statementby Mary Vianney Fulham.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 196 leaves
    Number of Pages196
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    Open LibraryOL18254651M

    Thomas Linacre or Lynaker (/ ˈ l ɪ n ə k ər / LIN-ə-kər; c. – 20 October ) was an English humanist scholar and physician, after whom Linacre College, Oxford and Linacre House, a boys' boarding house at The King's School, Canterbury, are : c. , Brampton, Chesterfield, in Derbyshire. Jonathan Swift and Thomas More Curriculum Unit I. Jonathan Swift on Thomas More. In book three, chapter 7 of Gulliver’s Travels, Swift includes More among the six greatest defenders of liberty of all time, along with Socrates, Cato, and Brutus. In another essay, Swift writes that More “was the person of the greatest virtue these islands.

    More’s “Utopia” was written in Latin, and is in two parts, of which the second, describing the place ([Greek text]—or Nusquama, as he called it sometimes in his letters—“Nowhere”), was probably written towards the close of ; the first part, introductory, early in Utopia Introduction. A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away was the commonwealth of , almost. Arguably one of the first books to invent an imaginary world, Thomas More's Utopia describes the travels of one man, Raphael Hythloday, to an undiscovered island that he considers to be the best country on earth. Nope, he's not exaggerating.

    COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. More was a voluminous writer both in Latin and in English. His fame rests chiefly on his Latin epigrams and Utopia; but his other work requires to be mentioned. 31 His verses, English and Latin, are, for the most part, mediocre, but contain some pieces of great merit.


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Some aspects of the prose style of Thomas More in his English letters by Mary Vianney Fulham Download PDF EPUB FB2

SIR THOMAS MORE is conspicuous among English men of letters, not solely because of the quality of his English and Latin prose; but in the main for the humanistic spirit of his culture.

In an age when his nation was not distinguished for liberality of thought nor for breadth of human view, Thomas More linked to his mediæval devoutness a passion for intellectual freedom which places him in the.

Utopia by Thomas More. Thomas More was born on February 7 th, to Sir John More was a politician, a devoted Catholic, a writer and held many other positions. More refused to sign the Oath of Supremacy that would have given more powers to king of the time than the pope.

He was imprisoned in the Tower of London and was tried for not signing the : Tracy Parker. Besides Utopia, his most famous work, More is also known for his religious writings, including Latin and English poetry and a history of Richard III of England, which some scholars believe inspired Shakespeare’s play.

In many of his religious writings, More directly engages the most prominent figures of the Reformation, particularly Luther. Introduction.

In my Ph.D. dissertation, "Sir Thomas More and the Art of Dialogue" (UBC, ), I investigated the use of dialogue and oration in four of Sir Thomas More's major works, including his The History of King Richard III (both Latin and English versions) and in three dialoguesBook I of Utopia (written in Latin) and in two major English dialogues: The Dialogue Concerning Heresies.

SIR THOMAS MORE () is much known for his Latin works owing to their elegance and wit. This includes Utopia which presents the picture of an imaginative ideal state based on the socialistic pattern.

His English prose works include The Lyfe of John Picus, The Historie of Richard and a number of tracts and letters. He writes ably and clearly but with no great Author: English Notes.

InSir Thomas More, an English scholar, writer, and lawyer, published his literary work, Utopia, which was a book that explored the notion of a perfect (and imaginary) society.

It arguably. Sir Thomas More (7 February – 6 July ), venerated in the Catholic Church as Saint Thomas More, was an English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman, and noted Renaissance was also a Chancellor to Henry VIII, and Lord High Chancellor of England from October to May He wrote Utopia, published inabout the political system of an imaginary Children: Margaret, Elizabeth, Cicely, and John.

“The adult More would have conversed in Latin as often as he even spoke in English; the majority of his extant letters are also composed in the older language. His most important prose works are written in Latin, as well, but its use has a more private aspect; he and Erasmus were for a while intimate friends but they could communicate.

Later Middle English prose The continuity of a tradition in English prose writing, linking the later with the early Middle English period, is somewhat clearer than that detected in verse. The Ancrene Wisse, for example, continued to be copied and adapted to suit changing tastes and circumstances.

Classic Essays on English Prose Samuel Johnson on the Bugbear Style There is a mode of style for which I know not that the masters of oratory have yet found a name; a style by which the most evident truths are so obscured, that they can no longer be perceived, and the most familiar propositions so disguised that they cannot be knownAuthor: Richard Nordquist.

English mystics and also on More and Tyndale as translators of the Bible.] C Hallett, Philip E. ""Blessed Thomas More as an English Prose Writer." Dublin Review (): – [Wentworth ; Sullivan On More's style in his English works.] C Nairne, Alexander. "The English Works of Sir Thomas More." Downside Review 50 ( Thomas More, writing in the early full tide of Christian humanism and a prolific spokesman of its traditional "ordered" view of life, uses a prose style sufficiently original to save it from the charge of narrow Ciceronian-ism.9 Francis Bacon, on the other hand, the apostle of the new "scientific".

When Thomas More published The Best State of a Commonwealth and the New Island of Utopia (), he coined the word utopia, which has since become a common term in English. More's. Peter Ackroyd's The Life of Thomas More is a masterful reconstruction of the life and imagination of one of the most remarkable figures of history.

Thomas More () was a renowned statesman; the author of a political fantasy that gave a name to a literary genre and a worldview (Utopia); and, most famously, a Catholic martyr and into the professional clas4/5. Sir Thomas More educational material resource center for teachers and scholars.

Online library of More’s complete works, scholarship on Thomas More, and historical and biographical information, concordances, artwork, photos, images and lesson plans relating to the life of Thomas More.

Thomas More's struggle with advising the King Whether to remain free to pursue the ideal and be a philosopher or pragmatically compromise that purity for the sake of social utility an example Hythloday uses in his argument against capital punishment; people who force thieves to return stolen goods to their victims and perform hard labor for the rest of their lives, can be put to death or released.

Lyly in his romance displays all the peculiarities of Elizabethan prose which we have mentioned above. At the age of twenty-four he came out with his Euphues or the Anatomy of Wit () which took England by storm.

This work which may only very roughly be termed the “first English prose novel” was an agglomeration of a thousand elements many of them alien to the nature of the novel. edition, printed in in Paris, More adds two more letters: one from Jerome Budé to Thomas Lupset and a second letter to Peter Giles.

He also removes the Utopian poem and alphabet. One more letter is added to the edition, where Erasmus addresses their new printer, Froben. The abundance and variety of prefatory letters in More’s. UtopiaAuthor: Andie Silva. Thomas More was the key counselor of King Henry VIII of England, who was tried for treason and beheaded in He is remembered for his book Utopia.

Learn more at The book is well written and interesting though some of the subject matter (such as legalities of 16th centrury England) a bit dry.I liked best that the book in no way presented the historical character of Thomas More in supernatural or propagandistic terms but showed his life, not as a "saint", but as a man struggling with issues of conscience Cited by:.

* Until the 9 th century literary prose did not develop in England. Before this Anglo-Saxon prose started in the form of some laws, moral codes and the historical records. Basically with Alfred the great Anglo-Saxon prose makes the true beginning.

The three great prose writers of this period are King Alfred, Aelfric and Wulfstan.Introduction. 1. Like most of the major humanists of his day, Sir Thomas More (/), was a prolific letter writer. Unfortunately, since More, unlike his good friend Erasmus (/), did not go to any great lengths to preserve his letters, only a small portion of his correspondence has survived.Utopia (Libellus vere aureus, nec minus salutaris quam festivus, de optimo rei publicae statu deque nova insula Utopia, "A little, true book, not less beneficial than enjoyable, about how things should be in the new island Utopia") is a work of fiction and socio-political satire by Thomas More (–), written in Latin and published in The book is a frame narrative primarily Author: Thomas More.