Thomas Campion, Milton, Crashaw, Herbert, Bourne, Walter Savage Landor – all these poets, between them spanning the period from the Elizabethan to the Victorian age, wrote a substantial body of Latin verse in addition to their better-known English poetry, representing part of the vast and almost unexplored body of Neo-Latin literature which appealed to an international reading public throughout Europe.
The Latin poetry of these English poets is of particular interest when it is set against the background of their writings in their own tongue: this collection examines the extent to which our judgment of a poet is altered by an awareness of his Latin works. In some we find prefigured themes which were later treated in their English verse; others wrote Latin poetry throughout their lives and give evidence in their Latin poetry of interests which do not find expression in their English compositions. This volume is a valuable resource for students of both Latin and English literature.
Table of Contents
Introduction J.W. Binns; 1. The Latin Poetry of Thomas Campion J.W. Binns 2. The Latin Poetry of George Herbert W. Hilton Kelliher 3. The Latin Poetry of John Milton R.W. Condee 4. Richard Crashaw’s Epigrammata Sacra Kenneth J. Larsen 5. The Latin Poetry of Vincent Bourne Mark Storey 6. The Latin Poetry of Walter Savage Landor Andrea Kelly; Index