Memoir of 1603 and the Diary of 1616-1619 / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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 progressor lack thereofof 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.
About the Author
Katherine O. Acheson is Associate Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Waterloo.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements Introduction 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)
Index of Names in The Memoir and The Diary