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

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198112808
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/1/1998
  • Series: Oxford English Texts Series
  • Pages: 390
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Siena College

Mars Hill College

University of Leeds

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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
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 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

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