Holy Ambition: Rhetoric, Courtship, and Devotion in the Sermons of John Donne

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Contents
List of Figurexi
List of Abbreviationsxiii
Introduction1
Chapter 1 —The Courtship Topos27
Chapter 2 —“Like an Angel from a cloud”: Donne and Courtship as a Topic of Inventio71
Chapter 3 —Courtship and the Dispositio of Form117
Chapter 4 —Courtship and the Discourse of Prodigality in Donne's Sermon on Isaiah 52:3165
Chapter 5 —Courting Death: Symbolic Purification in Donne's Sermon “Preached to the Lords upon Easter-day, “1619197
Chapter 6 —Form as Proof in Deaths Duell (Psalm 68:20)223
Conclusion255
Bibliography259
Index283

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