conflicted brand of metrocolonial immixture
, whose sexual aspect was correspondingly more occulted and therefore more anxiety inducing.
In the following chapter, "The Book of the Slanderer," Gross pursues this unsettling immixture
of violence, shame, and pleasure into "the period's larger preoccupation with damaging words" (33), examining contemporary readings of the Book of Psalms, pamphlets, and treatises by Richard Allestree, Nicholas Breton, and William Vaughan, among others.
He claims that the negative perspective of liberty can be circumscribed by the question 'Which is the field inside of whom the individual or a group of individuals is or should be allow to do, or he is allow to be, or he is allow to do without any immixture
from exterior by other people?