Rochester - A Ramble in St James's Park

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Reverses Hobbes. Nature imitates man. Man Corrupts nature with its baseness and debauchery
"when rows of mandrakes tall did rise/ whose lewd tops ****** the very skies"
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Description of the park. A hellish image. Very distant from Waller's heavenly depiction of it.
"this all - sin - sheltering grove"
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Lists the people who are in this park. Almost promotes equality. Animalism. All social convention and hierarchy is ignored in the carnal context.
"whores/ great ladies/ chambermaids/ drudges" "carmen, divines, great lords and tailors, prentices, poets, pimps and sailors"
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Description of men, very bestial, animalistic.
"with wriggling tails"
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Familiar hunting image - women serving a very base purpose, as prey
"hunt the savory scent of alt-swoln ****"
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Description of what it means to b "a whore", serving a function, completely objectifying
"A passive pot for fools to spend in"
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Description of the woman, main subject of the poem, as someone who is debased by multiple men and is defined by her "anatome"
"when your lewd anatome spewing home/ drenched with the seed of half the town"
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Vicious attack on the subject - where does this anger stem from?
"May stinking vapors choke your womb" "I'll make her feel my scorn and hate... while she wines like a dog-drawn *****; hitched out o' the' Town into some dirty hole alone"
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Card 2

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Description of the park. A hellish image. Very distant from Waller's heavenly depiction of it.

Back

"this all - sin - sheltering grove"

Card 3

Front

Lists the people who are in this park. Almost promotes equality. Animalism. All social convention and hierarchy is ignored in the carnal context.

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

Description of men, very bestial, animalistic.

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

Familiar hunting image - women serving a very base purpose, as prey

Back

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