Renaissance Women Poets

Renaissance Women Poets




Editor: Danielle Clarke

Format
Paperback
Price
$20.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140424096
  • 412 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

Whitney’s two volumes of verse miscellany, ‘Sweet Nosegay’ (1573) and ‘The Copy of a Letter’ (1567), were part of a literary trend of combining classical and Biblical references with popular and vernacular sources, and reflect the growing literary appetites of the urban population. As well a selection of her original poetry, this volume includes Sidney’s version of the Psalms of David and Petrach’s ‘Triumph of Death’. Lanyer’s poetry is devotional and is the most single-minded and explicit inits advocacy of female spirituality and virtue. Included here are ‘Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum’ and ‘The Description of Cooke-ham’.

Table of Contents

Edited by Danielle Clarke

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Further Reading
Table of Dates
A Note on the Texts
Isabella Whitney
from A SWEET NOSGAY
To the worshipfull and right vertuous yong Gentylman, George Mainwaring Esquier…
The Auctor to the Reader
Certain familier Epistles and friendly Letters by the Auctor: with Replies
To her Brother. G.W.
To her Brother. B. W.
A modest meane for Maides… to two of her yonger Sisters servinge in London
To her Sister Misteris. A.B.
To her Cosen
A carefull complaynt by the unfortunate Auctor
IS. W. to C.B. in bewalylynge her mishappes
To my Friend Master T.L. whose good nature I see abusde
IS W. beyng wery of wrtyng, sendeth this for Answere
The Auchtour (though loth to leave the Citie) upon her Friendes procurement, is constrained to departe…and maketh her Wyll and Testament…
A comunication which the Auctor had to London, before she made her Wyll
The maner of her Wyll, and what she left to London: and all those in it: at her departing
***
THE COPY OF A LETTER, lately written in meeter, by a yonge Gentilwoman: to her unconstant Lover…
I.W. To her unconstant Lover
The admonition by the Auctor, to all yong Gentilwomen: And to al other Maids being in Love
***
The lamentation of a Gentilwoman upon the death of her late deceased frend William Gruffith Gent.
Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke
THE SIDNEY PSALTER
“Even now that Care”
To the Angell spirit of the most excellent Sir Phillip Sidney
The Psalmes of Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke***
A Dialogue betweene two shepheards, Thenot, and Piers, in praise of Astrea…
***
THE TRIUMPH OF DEATH TRANSLATED OUT OF ITALIAN BY THE COUNTESS OF PEMBROOKE
The first chapter
The second chapter
Aemilia Lanyer
SALVE DEUS REX JUDAEORUM
To the Queenes most Excellent Majestie
To all vertuous Ladies in generall
The Authors Dreame to the Ladie Marie, the Countesse Dowager of Pembrooke
To the Ladie Lucie, Countesse of Bedford
To the Ladie Margaret, Countesse Dowager of Cumberland
To the Ladie Anne, Countesse of Dorcet
To the Vertuous Reader
Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum
The Description of Cooke-ham
Abbreviations and Short Titles Used in the Notes and Textual Apparatus
Notes
Textual Apparatus

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