Owen Felltham Biography

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Owen Felltham (or Feltham) is today remembered principally as the author of a single important work, Resolves Divine, Morall, Politicall. A collection of prose musings on religious, ethical, and social subjects, originally published in 1623, Resolves underwent extensive augmentation and revision both in the second edition of 1628 and in the eighth edition of 1661. As the formulaic "vow-like" resolves of 1623 matured into the freer and longer "excogitations" of 1628 and the personal essays of 1661, the collection provides a valuable portrait of an attractive individual's spiritual and intellectual growth over a period of thirty-eight years, as well as a fascinating record of generic and stylistic developments in seventeenth-century prose. Felltham was also the author of a humorous prose dissection of the Dutch, A Brief Character of the Low-Countries (1652), and of a small but impressive body of poetry. What Laurence Stapleton has noted in reference to Resolves is true of all of Felltham's...

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