The "Godlesse Minde" in Sidney's "Arcadia"

  title={The "Godlesse Minde" in Sidney's "Arcadia"},
  author={Ronald B. Levinson},
  journal={Modern Philology},
  pages={21 - 26}
TOWARD the end of her rebuttal of Cecropia's attack upon the foundations of religious belief, Sidney's Pamela makes reference to a certain "godlesse minde," against whom she has heard it alleged that it is absurd to conceive that the faculty of reason should be present in man and lacking to that great universe of which he is so small a part.1 Have we here to do with a rhetorical fabrication; or is Sidney's reference to some determinate person, real or dramatic, whose identity might throw some… Expand
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