Sidney: The Critical Heritage

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Overview

The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work, enabling students and researchers to read these sources direct.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415089340
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/4/1996
  • Series: Critical Heritage Series
  • Pages: 384
  • Lexile: 1480L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations
Note on the Text
Introduction 1
1 Edward Waterhouse 87
Letter to Sir Henry Sidney, 1577 87
2 Philip Sydney 88
(a) A Defence of Poetry, 1579-80? 88
(b) 'To My Deare Ladie and Sister', 1580? 89
3 Gabriel Harvey 90
(a) MS notes in The Posies of George Gascoigne, c. 1580 91
(b) Three Proper and wittie, familiar Letters, 1580 92
4 Edmund Spenser 93
Two Other very commendable letters, 1580 93
5 Thomas Howell 94
Howell His Devises, for his owne exercise, and his Friends pleasure, 1581 94
6 George Puttenham 96
The Arte of English Poesie, c. 1584 96
7 William Temple 98
Analysis of A Defence of Poetry, c. 1584-6 99
8 Geoffrey Whitney 102
A Choice of Emblemes, 1586 102
9 Fulke Greville 103
Letter to Sir Francis Walsingham, 1586 104
10 Matthew Roydon 105
'An Elegie, or friends passion, for his Astrophill', c. 1586-9 106
11 King James VI of Scotland 108
'In Philippi Sidnaei interitum ...', Academiae Cantabrigiensis lachrymae..., 1587 109
12 George Whetstone 110
Sir Phillip Sidney, his honorable life, his valiant death, and true vertues, 1587 110
13 Angel Day 111
Upon the Life and Death of the Most Worthy, and Thrise Renowmed Knight, Sir Phillip Sidney, 1587 112
14 Edmund Molyneux 112
'Historical Remembrance of the Sidneys...', 1587 113
15 Sir John Harington 115
Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando Furioso, 1591 115
16 Thomas Newman 118
'To ... his very good Freende, Ma. Frauncis Flower', 1591 118
17 Thomas Nashe 119
(a) 'Somewhat to reade for them that list', 1591 119
(b) The Unfortunate Traveller, 1594 124
18 Edmund Spenser 127
Astrophel, 1591-5 128
19 Gabriel Harvey 129
(a) Foure Letters, and Certaine Sonnets, 1592 130
(b) A New Letter of Notable Contents, 1593 131
(c) Pierces Supererogation: A New Prayse of the Old Asse, 1593 131
(d) Notes in Thomas Speght (ed.), The Workes of our Antient and Lerned English Poet, Geffrey Chaucer, 1598 132
20 Hugh Sanford 133
'To the Reader', The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia, 1593 134
21 Thomas Moffet 136
Nobilis ..., 1593-4 136
22 John King 139
Lectures Upon Jonas, 1594 139
23 Henry Olney 139
'To the Reader', An Apologie for Poetrie, 1595 140
24 Gervase Markham 141
The English Arcadia, 1597? 141
25 Francis Meres 146
Palladis Tamia, 1598 146
26 Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke 147
(a) 'To the thrise sacred QUEENE ELIZABETH', 1599 148
(b) 'To the Angell spirit ...', 1599 149
27 Ben Johnson 152
(a) Every Man Out of His Humour, 1599 152
(b) Epicoene, 1609 152
(c) Conversations with Drummond, 1619 153
(d) Timber: or, Discoveries, c. 1623-37 153
28 John Hoskyns 154
Directions for Speech and Style, c. 1599-1600 154
29 Brian Twyne 157
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 263, c. 1600? 158
30 William Vaughan 166
The Golden-Grove, 1600 166
31 John Florio 167
Epistle to the Second Book, The Essayes ... of Michaell de Montaigne ..., 1603 168
32 Matthew Gwynne 169
'To the Honorably-vertuous Ladie, La: Penelope Riche', The Essayes ... of Michaell de Montaigne, 1603 169
33 Dudley Digges 170
Four Paradoxes, or Politique Discourses, 1604 170
34 Richard Carew 171
'The Excellencie of the English Tongue', 1605-14 171
35 Alexander Craig 172
The Amorose Songes, Sonets and Elegies, 1606 173
36 John Day 174
The Ile of Guls, 1606 175
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