Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Poland’s Last King and English Culture$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Richard Butterwick

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780198207016

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207016.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 28 November 2020

Stanisław August and English Literature

Stanisław August and English Literature

(p.172) 8 Stanisław August and English Literature
Poland’s Last King and English Culture

Butterwick Richard

Oxford University Press

Stanislaw August's knowledge and love for the English language and literature are often demonstrated in William Coxe's encomiums. The impact of English thought on Stanislaw August and his cultural activity was wide-ranging, and reinforced by his command of English, which was of an unusually high standard. Stanislaw August's taste for English literature was characterized above all by its catholicity. Stanislaw August's own literary programme was given its clearest expression in Zahawy Przyjemme I Poźyteczne (‘Pastimes pleasant and instructive’), Poland's first literary magazine, which appeared at the beginning of 1770. The great exception to this general conclusion, that Stanislaw August did not play a significant role in the diffusion of English literature in Poland, is shown as the Monitor, a bi-weekly periodical to spread Enlightenment among the szlachta.

Keywords:   English literature, William Coxe, catholicity, literary magazine, Monitor, Enlightenment

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .