Remains Of The Early Popular Poetry Of England Volume 4

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byWilliam Carew Hazlitt

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1866 Excerpt: ...H. Jackson" n. d. 4to. 23 leaves. No other impression of this tract has been discovered, and as it is described by Laneham, in his letter from Kenilworth, as being already in print in 1575, it probably preceded, by at least, twenty years, the old drama of "The Taming of a Shrew," 1594, 4to, with which, however, it has little in common except the subject. The same may be said of its relation to Shakespeare's play, first printed in the folio of 1623. In one important respect, the play of 1594 differs from the poem, and it is that while the latter relates to persons in a humble walk of life, the characters in the play are represented as occupying a high station. The present tale is valuable as a record and illustration of the manners of the lower classes in England, to which, as might be expected, satirists have not devoted so much attention as to more elevated society. Mr. Uttersou included it in his Select P1eces of Early Popular Poetry, 1817, but did not print it at all correctly. It has also been edited for the Shakespeare Society. A ballad called "The Taming of a Shrew," is printed in Ritson's Ancient Songs and Ballads, 1829, ii. 242, from one of the Sloane MSS. It seems to be a production compiled from a variety of materials, and one of the salient features in it is borrowed from the Jests of Scogin, licensed in 1565. See Old English Jest-Books, ed. Hazlitt, ii. 91, 97. There are incidents in some of the ancient Fabliaux collected by Le Grand and Renouard, which seem to have furnished hints to the writer of this tale. See, for example, those " Du Vilain et de sa Femme," and "Du Prud'homme qui renvoya sa Femme," both printed in Renouard's edition, iii. 181-3. Skelton employs Morel as the name of a horse in his ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1866 Excerpt: ...H. Jackson" n. d. 4to. 23 leaves. No other impression of this tract has been discovered, and as it is described by Laneham, in h...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:May 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217983553

ISBN - 13:9780217983556

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