Lady Mary Wroth: Pamphilia to Amphilanthus in Manuscript and Print

Lady Mary Wroth: Pamphilia to Amphilanthus in Manuscript and Print

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ISBN-13: 9780866985796
Publisher: ACMRS Publications
Publication date: 11/06/2017
Series: MEDIEVAL & RENAIS TEXT STUDIES Series , #523
Edition description: 1
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Ilona Bell is Clarke Professor of English Emerita at Williams College. She is the author of Elizabethan Women and the Poetry of Courtship (1998) and Elizabeth I: The Voice of a Monarch (2010). Her edited works include John Donne: Selected Poems (2006) and John Donne: Collected Poetry (2012).

Steven W. May is adjunct Professor of English at Emory University. His books include The Elizabethan Courtier Poets (1991), Queen Elizabeth I: Selected Works (2004), Elizabethan Poetry: A Bibliography and First-Line Index of English Verse, 1559-1603 (2004), and with Alan Bryson, Verse Libel in Renaissance England and Scotland (2016).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xv

Illustrations xvii

Abbreviations xix

Introduction 1

The Other Voice 1

Art and Life 1

Family, Politics, and Literary Tradition 19

The Life of Mary Sidney/Wroth 26

Wroth and Herbert: Betrothal and Marriage 33

Herbert's "Elegy" and Wroth's "Penshurst Mount" 38

"Pamphilia to Amphilanthus" in Manuscript 44

Pamphilia to Amphilanthus in Print 52

Love's Victory 53

The Countess of Montgomery's Urania 58

The Afterlife of Wroth's Sonnets 64

Editorial Principles and Practices 66

Pamphilia to Amphilanthus: The Manuscript 73

Pamphilia to Amphilanthus: The Printed Text 205

Appendix 1 Herbert's "Elegy" and Wroth's "Penshurst Mount" 267

Appendix 2 Table of Numbers for Manuscript and Printed Poems 275

Appendix 3 Copies of the 1621 Printed Text 281

Bibliography 291

Index of First Lines 301

Index 305

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