The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne, Volume 7.1: The Elegies available in Hardcover
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"This variorum edition will be the basis of all future Donne scholarship." Chronique
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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.
About the Author
Gary A. Stringer is Professor of English at Texas A&M University.
Ted-Larry Pebworth is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
Ernest W. Sullivan, II, is Edward S. Diggs Professor of English at Virginia Tech University.
John R. Roberts is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Diana Trevino Benet is Professor of English at the University of North Texas.
Theodore J. Sherman is Assistant Professor of English at Middle Tennessee State University.
Dennis Flynn is Professor of English at Bentley College.
Paul A Parrish is Professor of English at Texas A&M University.
Table of Contents
AcknowledgmentsShort Forms of Reference for Donne's WorksAbbreviations Used in the CommentarySigla for Textual SourcesManuscripts Listed by Traditional ClassificationSymbols and Abbreviations Used in the Textual ApparatusGeneral IntroductionIntroduction to Volume 2Texts 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 GlossesWorks CitedIndexes