The Poetry of Mildmay Fane, Second Earl of Westmoreland: Poems from the Fulbeck, Harvard and Westmoreland Scripts

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This edition of some 500 recently discovered poems represents the largest collection of "new” 17th-century poetry since Traherne's poems were published almost a century ago. Until the rediscovery of these texts, written between 1625 and 1665, Fane was known only as a patron of Robert Herrick and as the author of a slim volume of poems, Otia Sacra (1648). This important body of manuscript poetry establishes him as a significant early modern ...

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This edition of some 500 recently discovered poems represents the largest collection of "new” 17th-century poetry since Traherne's poems were published almost a century ago. Until the rediscovery of these texts, written between 1625 and 1665, Fane was known only as a patron of Robert Herrick and as the author of a slim volume of poems, Otia Sacra (1648). This important body of manuscript poetry establishes him as a significant early modern poet.

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This volume presents seven manuscripts containing nearly 500 poems written by Mildmay Fane between 1625 and 1665 which were only recently discovered. Fane was the first peer to publish his own poetry, but during his lifetime he only published one volume, containing 137 poems. This volume also includes Fane's autobiography, with additional commentary by Cain (early modern literature, U. of Newcastle-upon- Tyne). Distributed in the US by Palgrave. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780719059841
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2001
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.52 (h) x 1.28 (d)

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Tom Cain is Professor of Early Modern Literature at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

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Table of Contents

List of plates
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction 1
Provenance and descriptions 27
Editorial conventions 32
Vita Authoris 37
Fulbeck Hall MS 1. Poems, 1621-35 57
Public Record Office: S.P. 16: 437.60 67
Fulbeck Hall MS 2. Poems, 1623-50 69
MS Westmorland (A) 6.VI.1. Poems, 1643-51 195
Houghton Library, Harvard: FMS Eng. 645. Poems, 1637-61 205
Fulbeck Hall MS 3. Poems, 1649-65 297
MS Westmorland (A) 6.VI.3/26 357
Yale Center for British Art: Saxton's Atlas 361
App. 1 A doubtful poem and summary list of English poems by other authors 363
App. 2 Calendar of Latin, French and Italian poems and prose 367
Notes to the poems 377
Textual commentary 449
Index of titles and first lines 455
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