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Lear , for instance , is set in pre - Saxon Britain , Henry IV in fourteenth - century
England , Hamlet in eighth - century Denmark , but these plays are not “ historical
” in our meaning . They are not plays about ancient Britain , Denmark ...
Some are softened by humor : Tom Bowling is one of these ; others , the brutal
naval officer Captain Oakum , for instance , or the foppish Captain Whiffle , are
not ; they are , as it were , flung at the reader in terms of the most ferocious
And this is true not merely in this single instance . It is the law of Peacock's being .
In all the speeches of his characters , however absurd they may be , there is a
kind of passion , the passion of the self - absorbed , the crank . For the moment ...
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THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE FIRST GENERA
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