Bacon & Identity

Yoshie Furuhashi furuhashi.1 at
Tue Feb 16 18:32:09 PST 1999

John Mage wrote:
>Does Stallybrass mention the line of Lord Coke (the #1 opponent of Francis
>Bacon incidentally) that "husband and wife are one, and that one is the

No, he doesn't but he should have--that's a much better example of a gendered notion of individualism than those lines from Milton, but the gender part is (alas) not central to his analysis. I was trying to tease out the implications about gender that I can see in it. He uses examples from Shakespeare/John Fletcher (_The Two Noble Kinsmen), Shakespeare (_Coriolanus_), the Leveller Richard Overton's critique of Cromwell, etc.


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