The Collected Works of Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke: Volume I: Poems, Translations…

Hardcover | March 1, 1998

byMary Sidney HerbertEditorMargaret P. Hannay, Noel J. Kinnamon

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Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke, is the most important Elizabethan woman writer and patron outside the royal family. By astute use of the genres permitted to women, she supported the Protestant cause, introduced continental literary genres, expanded opportunities for later womenwriters, and influenced seventeenth-century lyric and drama by such writers as John Donne, George Herbert, Mary Wroth, and William Shakespeare. This scholarly edition in two volumes is the first to include all her extant works: Volume I prints her three original poems, the disputed `Dolefull Lay ofClorinda', her translations from Petrarch, Mornay, and Garnier, and all her known letters. Volume II contains her metrical paraphrases of Psalms 44-150. The edition also provides a biographical introduction, discussion of her sources and methods of composition, textual annotation, and a detailedcommentary.

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Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke, is the most important Elizabethan woman writer and patron outside the royal family. By astute use of the genres permitted to women, she supported the Protestant cause, introduced continental literary genres, expanded opportunities for later womenwriters, and influenced seventeenth-century lyri...

Margaret P. Hannay is at Siena College, New York State. Noel J. Kinnamon is at Mars Hill College, North Carolina.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:386 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.94 inPublished:March 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198112807

ISBN - 13:9780198112808

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[Volume I]References and AbbreviationsEditorial ProcedureChronological TableIntroductionBiographical IntroductionOrigins, Early Reception, and InfluenceMethods of Composition and TranslationTHE TEXTSOriginal Works: `A Dialogue betweene two shepheards, Thenot and Piers, in praise of Astraea'; `Even Now that Care'; `To the Angell Spiriti of the most excellent, Sir Philip Sidney'; Variant printed in Samuel Daniel's 1623 WorkesDisputed Work: `The Dolefull Lay of Clorinda'Translations: Antonius, by Robert Garnier; A Discourse of Life and Death by Philippe doe Mornay; The Triumph of Death by Francis PetrarchCorrespondence: Manuscript Letters; Printed Letters Attributed to Mary Sidney Herbert, Dowager Countess of PembrokeTransmission and Authority of the TextsCommentary[Volume II]References and AbbreviationsTHE TEXTSThe Psalmes of DavidLiterary ContextCopytext: Penshurst MSVariant PsalmesManuscrips of the PsalmesRelationship of the Texts of the PsalmesMajor Revisions of Psalms 1-43Commentary

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`Oxford's recent publication of her collected work, a full-dress two-volume undertaking.'David R. Slavitt, The Hudson Review