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Binding: Paperback, 292 pages
Publisher: Hesperides Press
Weight: 0.82 pound
Dimension: H: 0.75 x L: 8.5 x W: 0.48 inches
ISBN 10: 1408631024
ISBN 13: 9781408631027
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Songes and Sonnettes BY HENRY HOWARD, EARL OF SURREY SIR THOMAS WYATT, THE ELDER 1557 PROLOGUE, . . iii THE TABLE O P FIRSTL INES, . . vi CHI ONOLOGIMCAELM ORANDA ET , C., . . ix INTRODUCTION, . xv I. T O T T E L S M I S C E L L A N Y . FIRST EDITION, 5 June 1557. Songs and Sonnets w i t t r bzy fhe rib hth onowrab e Lord I ENKHYO WARD l , a te Earl o f SURREY a , n d other I I. The Printer to the Reader, . 2 2. Thirty six poems by the Earl of SURREY, . 3 32 3. Ninety poems by Sir THOMASW YATT, . 33 95 4. Forty poems by NICHOLASG RIMALD, . . 96 125 5 Ninety five Poems by Uncerlain Aufhors among whom were certainly THOMAS CHIJKCHYARD, TIIOMASL ORDV AUX, E DWARDS OIVIERSJ OIH., N HEYWOODa, n d Sir FRANCISB RYAN, . 61, 126 217 Of these 95 poems, the following Authors only have been as yet ascertained a Two poems attributed to LORD VAUX, . 172.4 b A poem attributed to JOHN HEYWOOD . 163 c A poem apparently written by EDWARI SOMERSET 1 , 6 4 6. Four other Poems by the Earl of SURREY, . 218 222 7. Six other Poems by Sir THOMASW YA. I.. I., . 223 225 8. Colophon, . . 226 11. T O T T E L S M I S C E L L A N Y . SECONDE DITION, 3 1 July 1557. Collated with First Edition variations are shown in the footnotes. g. Thirty nine additional Poems by Uncertain Az tLors, first found in the Second Edition, . . 227 271 LATER BIBLIOGRAPHY, . 272 Of the entire collection, the following were selected out of the poems of The Earl of SURREY, . . . Sir THOMA W S Y ATT, . . . 94 NICHOL G A R S I MALD . , . . . . 40 And of Uncertailz Authors, . . . 134 Total number in the Miscellany, . . 310 Of the 134 poems by Uncertain Authors, there are still 130. of which the authorship has yet to be ascertained. HE immenfe quantity of Engliih verfe that was written between 1530 1600 is probably far beyond the concep 17 tion of moit readers of our literature. The prizted Poetry urhether it appeared as the produAion of a fingle Poet or in the fhape of Poetical ColleAions, not to fpeak of the innumerable commendatory verfes prefixed to profe works conititute the bulk of all the publications of that time jufi as Religions literature does in the prefent day. But a flight recolleaion of thofe publications, will confirm the following tefiimony of William Webhe, in 1586. Among the innumerable sortes of Englyshe Bookes, and infinite fardles of printed pamphlets, wherewith thys Countrey is pestered, all shoppes stuffed, and euery study furnished the greatest part I thinke in any one kinde. are such as are either meere Poeticall. or which tcnde in some respecte as either in matter or forme to Poetry. Preface to A Discourse of English Poetrie. To this printed Poetry muR be added in our efiimate, all the nzanufccr t verfe at preient extant in all our various public and private colleAions. Laitly, we mufi allow fomewhat, for the Poems both printed and manufcript that have perifhed beyoild all poffibility of recovery. 2. The Poets of that age, wrote for their own deleAation and for that of their frieilds and not for the general public. They generally had the greateit averiion to their works appearing in print. In The Arte of EnglzJke PO, I 589, attributed to George Puttenham, are the two notable complaints of this bafhf lnefs. Now also of such among the Nobilitie or gentrie as be very well scene in many laudable sciences and especially in making or Poesie, it is so come to passe that they haue nk courage to write and if they haue yet are they loath to be a knowen of their skill...

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