Favorite Renaissance condiment at "the great feast of language," the epigram is here presented full-flavored and various in a brilliant study by the late Hoyt Hopewell Hudson. He considers its origins, its nature, how skillfully it was shaped to eulogy and satire alike by the lively minds of its great exponents, Sir Thomas More and his contemporaries, and made the source for rigorous mental exercise in the schools.
Originally published in 1947.
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Table of Contents:
- Frontmatter, pg. i
- FOREWORD, pg. v
- CONTENTS, pg. ix
- I. THE NATURE OF THE EPIGRAM, pg. 1
- II. THE EPIGRAMS OF SIR THOMAS MORE, pg. 23
- III. SCHOLARLY EPIGRAMMATISTS AFTER MORE, pg. 81
- IV. THE EPIGRAM IN SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES, pg. 145
- INDEX, pg. 171