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The Elegies
     

The Elegies

by John Donne, Gary A. Stringer, Ted-Larry Pebworth
 

ISBN-10: 0253333768

ISBN-13: 9780253333766

Pub. Date: 10/28/2000

Publisher: Indiana University Press

From reviews of previous volumes:

"This variorum edition will be the basis of all future Donne scholarship." —Chronique

"Academic libraries and specialists in Renaissance and 17th-century studies should feel compelled to own each and every volume of this series." —Seventeenth Century News

"An occasion for celebration. Among the most ambitious

Overview

From reviews of previous volumes:

"This variorum edition will be the basis of all future Donne scholarship." —Chronique

"Academic libraries and specialists in Renaissance and 17th-century studies should feel compelled to own each and every volume of this series." —Seventeenth Century News

"An occasion for celebration. Among the most ambitious and valuable collaborative scholarly enterprises at the end of the twentieth century. Superb." —Early Modern Literary
Studies

This latest addition to the Donne variorum, the third to appear in a projected eight-volume series, presents a newly edited critical text of Donne’s elegies and a comprehensive variorum commentary. As with previous volumes, Volume 2 is based on a study of all known manuscript sources and significant printed editions of Donne’s poetry and on an examination of the criticism and scholarship of the past four centuries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253333766
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Series:
Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne Series
Edition description:
source: Replica
Pages:
1152
Sales rank:
1,066,423
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 2.69(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Short Forms of Reference for Donne’s Works
Abbreviations Used in the Commentary
Sigla for Textual Sources
Manuscripts Listed by Traditional Classification
Symbols and Abbreviations Used in the Textual Apparatus
General Introduction
Introduction to Volume 2
Texts and Apparatuses
THE ELEGIES
Elegy 1 The Bracelet.
[Not that in color it was like thy haire]
Elegy 2 The Comparison.
[As the sweet sweate of roses in a still,]
Elegy 3. The Perfume.
[Once and but once found in thy companee]
Elegy 4. Jealousy.
[Found woman which wouldst haue thy husband dy]
Elegy 5. Oh let not me serve so.
[Oh let not me serve so, as those men serve]
Elegy 6. Natures Lay Ideott.
[Natures Lay Ideott, I tought thee to Love]
Elegy 7. Love's War.
[Till I haue peace with thee, warr other Men;]
Elegy 8. To his Mistress going to bed.
[Come Madame, come; All rest my powers defy;]
Elegy 9. Change.
[Allthough thy hand, and fayth and good works too]
Elegy 10. The Anagram.
[Marry and love thy Flauai for Shee]
Elegy 11. On his Mistris.
[By our first strange and fatal interview]
Elegy 12. His Picture.
[Here take my picture, though I bid farewell]
Elegy 13. The Autumnall.
[No springe, nor summer beautie, hath such grace]
Elegy 14. Loues Progresse.
[Whoe ever luves, if hee doe not propose]
Elegy 15. His Parting from Her.
[Since shee must goe, and I must mourne, some night]
Elegy 16. The Expostulation.
[To make the doubt cleare, that noe woman’s true]
Elegy 17. Variety.
[The heuens rejoyce in motion, why should I]
Sappho to Philnis.
[As the sweet sweate of roses in a still,]
Analysis of Early Printed Copies
DUBIA
Textual Introduction
Elegy. Iulia.
[Hearke newes, o Enuy, Thou shalt heare desiry’d]
A Tale of a Citizen and his Wife.
[I sing no harme, goodsooth, to any wight]
APPENDIX
Introduction
De Verstellingh
[Hebt Flavia vry lief, en trouwtse toe: haer wesen]
Aen sign Lief.
[Doe mijn Ziel saliger gescheedt stack in mijn'leden,]
Commentary
General Commentary on the Elegies
Dates and Circumstances
General Commentary
Classical Borrowings and Literary Influences
Versification
Elegy as Genre
Elegy 1. The Bracelet.
Elegy 2. The Comparison.
Elegy 3. The Perfume.
Elegy 4. Jealousy.
Elegy 5. Oh let me not serve so.
Elegy 6. Natures Lay Ideott.
Elegy 7. Love’s War.
Elegy 8. To his Mistress going to bed.
Elegy 9. Change.
Elegy 10. The Anagram.
Elegy 11. On his Mistris.
Elegy 12. His Picture.
Elegy 13. The Autumnall.
Elegy 14. Loues Progresse.
Elegy 15. His Parting From Her.
Elegy 16. The Expostulation.
Elegy 17. Variety.
Sappho to Philaenis.
DUBIA
Elegy. Iulia.
Commentary
Notes and Glosses
A Tale of a Citizen and his Wife
Commentary
Notes and Glosses
Works Cited
Indexes

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