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Research Article

Frances Greville’s A Prayer for Indifference

The Limits of Sentiment

Karin Kukkonen    University of Oslo    



The present article considers Frances Greville’s poem A Prayer for Indifference as the centre of a debate around the nature of the emotions and their social and cultural roles in the eighteenth century. Greville questions the models of the philosophers of sensibility, in particular Francis Hutcheson’s, and, drawing on Shakespeare’s newly prominent status, puts forward literature as an alternative.

Keywords: Frances Greville. Moral Sense. Stoicism. Sentiment. Shakespeare.

Lingua: en

Submitted: 24 Settembre 2018
Accepted: 01 Dicembre 2018
Published: 17 Dicembre 2018

permalink: http://doi.org/10.30687/EL/2420-823X/2018/05/008

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