The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne, Volume 7.1: The Anniversaries and the Epicedes and Obsequies available in Hardcover
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"The appearance of the first volume . . . is an occasion for celebration. Among the most ambitious and valuable collaborative scholarly enterprises at the end of the twentieth century . . . " Claude J. Summers, Early Modern Literary Studies
" . . . especially valuable for its wide-ranging and reliable summaries of textual and critical commentary on these works . . . This variorum edition will be the basis of all future Donne scholarship." Bibliotèque d'Humanisme et Renaissance
" . . . the most important collaborative project in 17th-century studies in recent history . . . " Seventeenth-Century News
A major editorial and interpretive undertaking, this edition includes a newly edited critical text based on exhaustive study of all known manuscripts and significant printed editions of Donne's poetry and a complete digest of critical and scholarly commentary on the poetry from Donne's time to the present.
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.John T. Shawcross is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Kentucky.Ernest W. Sullivan II is Professor of English at Virginia Tech University.Paul A. Parrish is Professor of English at Texas A&M University.
Table of Contents
AcknowledgmentsShort Forms of Reference for Donne's WorksAbrreviations Used in the CommentarySigla for Textual SourcesSymbols and Abbreviations Used in the Textual ApparatusGeneral IntroductionIntroduction to Volume 6
Texts and Apparatuses
The AnniversariesTo the Praise of the Dead, and the Anatomy.[Wel dy'de the world, that we might liue to see]The First Anniversary, An Anatomie of the World.[When that rich soule which to her Heaven is gone.]A Fvnerall Elegie.[Tis lost, to trust a Tombe with such a ghest,]The Harbinger to the Progres.[Two soules moue here, and mine (a third) must moue]The Second Anniuersaire, of The Progres of the Soule.[Nothing could make mee sooner to confesse]Textual IntroducationTextual Apparatuses
The Epicedes and ObsequiesElegia.[Sorrow, who to this house, scarse knew the way]Textual IntroductionTextual AppartusAn Elegie vpon the death of the Ladie Marckam.[Man is the world, and Death the Ocean]Textual IntroductionTextual AppartusAn Elegie vpon the death of Mrs. Bulstrod,[Death I recant, and say, vnsaid by mee]Textual IntroductionTextual AppartusElegie vpon the death of Mrs. Boulstred.[Language thou art too narrowe, and too weake]Textual IntroductionTextual ApparatusElegie On the Vntimely Death of the incomparable Prince, Henry.[Look to Me, Faith; and look to my Faith, G O D:]Textual IntroducationTextual ApparatusTo the Countesse of Bedford Sister to the Lord Harrington[Madame, I have learned by those lowes]Obsequyes vpon the Lord Harrington the last that dyed.[Fayre Soule, which wast not onely, as all Soules bee,]Textual IntroductionTextual Appartus for Letter and PoemTo Sir Robert Carr.[Sir, I presume you rather trye what you can doe]A Hymne to the Saynts and To the Marquesse Hamilton.[Whether the soule that now comes vp to you]Textual IntroductionTextual Apparatus for Letter and PoemAppendix: Elegie.[Death bee not proude, they hand gaue not this blowe]
General CommentaryDating and Early PrintingsDonne, the Drurys, and Patronage"She"The Poet and His AudienceGenres and TraditionsStrutureLanguage and StyleThe Anniversaries and Other WorksNotes and Glosses on The First Anniuersarie.Notes and Glosses on A Fvnerall Elegie.Notes and Glosses on The Second Anniuersarie.
The Epicedes and Obsequies
General CommentaryCommentary of Elegia.Notes and Glosses on Elegia.Commentary on An Elegie vpon the death of the Ladie Marckam.Notes and Glosses on An Elegie vpon the death of the Ladie Marcham.Commentary on An Elegie vpon the death of Mrs. Bulstrod.Notes and Glosses on An Elegie vpon the death of Mrs. Bulstrod.Commentary on Elegie vpon the death of Mrs. Boulstred.Notes and Glosses on Elegei vpon the death of Mrs. Boulstred.Commentary on Eletgie On the vntimely Death of the incomparable Prince, Henry.Commentary of Obsequyes vpon the Lord Harrington the last that dyed.Notes and Glosses on Obsequyes vpon the Lord Harrington the last that dyed.Commentary on A Hymne to the Saynts and to the Marquesse Hamilton.Notes and Glosses on A Hymne to the Saynts and to the Marquesse Hamilton.
Works CitedIndex of Authors Cited in the CommentaryIndex of TitlesIndex of First LinesAbout the Editors