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Memoir of 1603 and the Diary of 1616-1619 / Edition 1

Memoir of 1603 and the Diary of 1616-1619 / Edition 1

by Anne Clifford
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Anne Clifford’s memoir for the year 1603 and her diary of 1616-1619 are invaluable records of the daily life and social and family relationships of a noblewoman of her time. In them she records her travels, her reading, her religious observances, her relationships with her mother, her husband, and her child, and the progress—or lack thereof—of her legal efforts to obtain what she viewed as her inheritance, extensive estates in the north of England. The two texts offer a unique view of the life, feelings, experience, and self-fashioning of this extraordinary woman, and they bring to life the history and literary culture of the period in a refreshing and direct way.

This Broadview edition includes an illuminating introduction that places these texts in their historical and literary context. The appendices include poems dedicated and addressed to Clifford, her funeral sermon, and the “Great Picture” of the Clifford family.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2901551113394
Publisher: Broadview Press
Publication date: 11/03/2006
Series: Broadview Editions Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Katherine O. Acheson is Associate Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Waterloo.

Table of Contents

Anne Clifford: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text

The Memoir of 1603
The Diary of 1616–1619

Appendix A: Aemilia Lanyer, “To the Lady Anne, Countess of Dorset” (1611) and “The Description of Cooke-ham” (1611)

Appendix B: Anthony Stafford, “To the Admired Lady, Anne, Countess of Dorset,” dedication to the second part of Stafford’s Niobe, or His Age of Tears (1611)

Appendix C: The Great Picture of the Clifford Family, attributed to Jan van Belcamp (1610-53), dated 1646

Appendix D: From Anne Clifford, “A Summary of the Records and a True Memorial of the Life of Me the Lady Anne Clifford” (1652)

Appendix E: From Edward Rainbow, Bishop of Carlisle, A Sermon Preached at the Funeral of the Right Honourable Anne, Countess of Pembroke, Dorset, and Montgomery (1676)

Works Cited

Index of Names in The Memoir and The Diary

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