The Poetry of Charles Cotton by Paul HartleThe Poetry of Charles Cotton by Paul Hartle

The Poetry of Charles Cotton

EditorPaul Hartle

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This is the first complete edition of the poetry of Charles Cotton (1630-1687), one of the most interesting poets of the mid-seventeenth century. Although better known as translator of Montaigne's Essays and most of all as a fly-fisherman and author of the second part of The Compleat Angler, aclassic work which has never been out of print, Cotton's poetry has attracted notice and admiration across the centuries from readers as diverse as Samuel Pepys and William Wordsworth. Celebrated in his lifetime as a poet of rural retirement and author of an immensely successful comical travesty ofVirgil's Aeneid, Scarronides (1664-65), his posthumously published Poems on Several Occasions (1689) reveal a poet of many styles and many voices, capable of delicate cavalier lyric, Restoration bawdry, political passion, and moody Pindaric ode. His self-characterisation in burlesque travelogues andintimate epistles gives a sense of an attractively companionable and engaging writer.This is the first edition of Cotton's poetry based on consultation of all of the available manuscripts and early printed editions. It contains two major works not hitherto edited as well as full commentary on all texts. In uniting the different parts of Cotton's prolific output, Paul Hartle offersreaders of his verse a "Compleat" Cotton.
Paul Hartle was educated at Victoria College, Jersey and then at St Catharine's College, Cambridge. He has a particular interest in the afterlives of the classics and has published widely on the subject. His next project is an account of the presence and perception of Japan in Early Modern British culture.
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Title:The Poetry of Charles CottonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1648 pages, 8.5 × 5.31 × 0 inPublished:October 21, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Volume 1General IntroductionTextual IntroductionPoems from Manuscript:An Elegy upon the death of that hopefull, and learned gentleman Henry Lord Hastings, who died of the small PoxPoems from the Derby ManuscriptPoems from Poems on Several Occasions (1689)The Anglers BalladTextual NotesCommentaryVolume 2Poems from Printed Texts:Scarronides IScarronides IVHoraceBurlesque upon BurlesqueThe Wonders of the PeakeTo my Worthy Friend Mr Edmund Prestwich, on his Translation of Hippolitus.The Answer.An Epigramme to the Authour, upon his Tragedy of OVID.To the Authour On Captain HANNIBAL, An Epigramme. [HORACE BOOK I] ODE VI. By C. C. Esq; To AGRIPPA.On my Friend Mr. ALEXANDER BROMEOn the brave Mareschal de Montluc, and his Commentaries writ by his own hand. The Explanation of the Frontispiece [The Compleat Gamester].ON THE EXCELLENT POEMS OF MY Most Worthy Friend Mr. THOMAS FLATMAN. To my Old, and most Worthy Friend, Mr. IZAAK WALTON, on his Life of Dr. DONNE, andc.The Retirement. Stanzes Irreguliers to Mr. Izaak Walton.To the Admir'd Astrea.The IDEA. By Charles Cotton, Esq;Doubtful Work:Old Age. Against old men taking physickTextual NotesCommentaryAppendix 1: 1689 Table of Contents and location in this editionAppendix 2: Virgil Line References in Scarronides Index of First Lines