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date: 23 October 2019

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This article examines Elyot as a humanist thinker and writer throughout his literary career, focusing on his commitment to the public role of the author, working on behalf of his compatriots. Elyot's allegiance here is to a body of people, imagined in national terms as a community of Englishmen (and, to a much lesser extent, women). Further to that, it explores Elyot's stress on the self-restraint and fellow-feeling (sometimes expressed as ‘charity’) necessary for community to exist at all.

Keywords: humanist thinker, writer, author, Englishmen, self-restraint, charity

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