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The Collected Works of Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke : Poems, Translations and Correspondence
     

The Collected Works of Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke : Poems, Translations and Correspondence

by Mary Sidney Herbert
 

ISBN-10: 0198112807

ISBN-13: 9780198112808

Pub. Date: 05/01/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke and sister to Sir Philip Sidney, is the most important woman writer of the Elizabethan era outside the royal family. This scholarly edition in two volumes is the first to include all her extant works: Volume I prints her three original poems, the disputed "Dolefull Lay of Clorinda," her translations from

Overview

Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke and sister to Sir Philip Sidney, is the most important woman writer of the Elizabethan era outside the royal family. This scholarly edition in two volumes is the first to include all her extant works: Volume I prints her three original poems, the disputed "Dolefull Lay of Clorinda," her translations from Petrarch, Mornay, and Garnier, and all her known letters. Volume II contains her metrical paraphrases of Psalms 44-150. The edition also provides a biographical introduction, discussion of her sources and methods of composition, textual annotation, and a detailed commentary.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198112808
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/01/1998
Series:
Oxford English Texts Series
Pages:
390
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

[Volume I]
References and Abbreviations
Editorial Procedure
Chronological Table
Introduction
Biographical Introduction
Origins, Early Reception, and Influence
Methods of Composition and Translation
THE TEXTS
Original Works: 'A Dialogue betweene two shepheards, Thenot and Piers, in praise of Astraea'; 'Even Now that Care'; 'To the Angell Spiriti of the most excellent, Sir Philip Sidney'; Variant printed in Samuel Daniel's 1623 Workes
Disputed Work: 'The Dolefull Lay of Clorinda'
Translations: Antonius, by Robert Garnier; A Discourse of Life and Death by Philippe doe Mornay; The Triumph of Death by Francis Petrarch
Correspondence: Manuscript Letters; Printed Letters Attributed to Mary Sidney Herbert, Dowager Countess of Pembroke
Transmission and Authority of the Texts
Commentary
[Volume II]
References and Abbreviations
THE TEXTS
The Psalmes of David
Literary Context
Copytext: Penshurst MS
Variant Psalmes
Manuscrips of the Psalmes
Relationship of the Texts of the Psalmes
Major Revisions of Psalms 1-43
Commentary

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