Women Poets of the English Civil War

Women Poets of the English Civil War

By: Sarah C. E. Ross (editor), Elizabeth Scott-Baumann (editor)Hardback

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This anthology brings together extensive selections of poetry by the five most prolific and prominent women poets of the English Civil War period: Anne Bradstreet, Hester Pulter, Margaret Cavendish, Katherine Philips and Lucy Hutchinson. It presents these poems in modern-spelling, clear-text versions for classroom use, and for ready comparison to mainstream editions of male poets' work. The anthology reveals the diversity of women's poetry in the mid-seventeenth century, across political affiliations and forms of publication. Notes on the poems and an introduction explain the contexts of Civil War, religious conflict, and scientific and literary development. The anthology enables a more comprehensive understanding of seventeenth-century women's poetic culture, both in its own right and in relation to prominent male poets such as Marvell, Milton and Dryden. -- .

About Author

Sarah C. E. Ross is Associate Professor in English at Victoria University of Wellington Elizabeth Scott-Baumann is Senior Lecturer in Early Modern Literature at King's College London -- .


Timeline Introduction Further reading Anne Bradstreet From The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung up in America (1650) The Prologue From The Four Monarchies A Dialogue between Old England and New, Concerning their Present Troubles, Anno 1642 An Elegy upon that Honourable and Renowned Knight, Sir Philip Sidney, who was Untimely Slain at the Siege of Zutphen, Anno 1586 [1650] In Honour of Du Bartas, 1641 In Honour of that High and Mighty Princess, Queen Elizabeth, of Most Happy Memory David's Lamentation for Saul and Jonathan, 2 Samuel 1:19 From Several Poems (1678) An Elegy upon that Honourable and Renowned Knight, Sir Philip Sidney, who was Untimely Slain at the Siege of Zutphen, Anno 1586 [1678] The Flesh and the Spirit The Author to her Book A Letter to her Husband, Absent upon Public Employment Another ['As loving hind'] In Memory of my Dear Grandchild Elizabeth Bradstreet, who Deceased August 1605, Being a Year and Half Old Hester Pulter The Invitation into the Country, to my Dear Daughters, M.P., P.P, 1647, when his Sacred Majesty was at Unhappy Hour The Complaint of Thames, 1647, when the Best of Kings was Imprisoned by the Worst of Rebels at Holmby On Those Two Unparalleled Friends, Sir George Lisle and Sir Charles Lucas Upon the Death of my Dear and Lovely Daughter, J.P. On the Same ['Tell me no more'] Upon the Imprisonment of his Sacred Majesty, that Unparalleled Prince King Charles the First On the Horrid Murder of that Incomparable Prince, King Charles the First On the Same ['Let none sigh more'] The Circle ['In sighs and tears there is no end] 'Dear God turn not away thy face' The Circle ['Those that the hidden chemic art profess'] On the King's Most Excellent Majesty To my Dear J.P., M.P., P.P, they Being at London, I at Broadfield A Solitary Complaint 'Must I thus ever interdicted be?' 'Why must I thus forever be confined' To Sir William Davenant, upon the Unspeakable Loss of the Most Conspicuous and Chief Ornament of his Frontispiece The Weeping Wish Emblem 4 Emblem 20 Emblem 22 Katherine Philips From the 'Tutin' Manuscript To my Dearest Antenor on his Parting A Retired Friendship, to Ardelia, 23rd August 1651 Friendship's Mysteries, to my Dearest Lucasia Content, to my Dearest Lucasia Friendship in Emblem, or the Seal, to my Dearest Lucasia From the 'Tutin' Manuscript, reverse The World The Soul Invitation to the Country On the 3rd September 1651 2 Corinthians 5:19, God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, 8th April 1653 From Poems (1664) Upon the Double Murder of King Charles I, in Answer to a Libellous Copy of Rhymes Made by Vavasor Powell On the Numerous Access of the English to Wait upon the King in Flanders Arion on a Dolphin, to his Majesty in his Passage into England On the Fair Weather Just at Coronation On the Death of the Queen of Bohemia To the Right Honourable Alice, Countess of Carbery, on her Enriching Wales with her Presence To Antenor, on a Paper of mine which J. Jones Threatens to Publish to Prejudice him A Country Life Upon Mr Abraham Cowley's Retirement. Ode. From Poems (1667) Epitaph on her Son H.P. at St Sith's Church, where her Body also Lies Interred To my Antenor, March 16 1661/2 Orinda upon Little Hector Philips Margaret Cavendish From Philosophical Fancies (1653) Of Sense and Reason Exercised in their Different Shapes A Dialogue between the Body and the Mind An Elegy From Poems and Fancies (1664) The Poetress's Hasty Resolution A World Made by Atoms Of the Subtlety of Motion Of Vacuum Of Stars A World in an Earring The Purchase of Poets, or A Dialogue Betwixt the Poets, and Fame and Homer's Marriage A Dialogue betwixt Man and Nature A Dialogue between an Oak and a Man Cutting him Down A Dialogue between a Bountiful Knight and a Castle Ruined in War The Clasp The Hunting of the Hare A Description of an Island The Ruin of this Island Wherein Poetry Chiefly Consists A Description of a Shepherd's and Shepherdess's Life The Clasp: Of Fairies in the Brain Upon the Funeral of my Dear Brother, Killed in these Unhappy Wars Lucy Hutchinson From De Rerum Natura Book 1, lines 1-152 Book 2, lines 1048-1180 Book 4, lines 1019-1321 From British Library, Additional MS 17018 To Mr Waller upon his Panegyric to the Lord Protector From Elegies 1. 'Leave off, ye pitying friends, leave off' 2. To the Sun Shining into her Chamber 2(a). 'Ah! Why doth death its latest stroke delay' 3. Another on the Sunshine 7. To the Garden at Owthorpe 10. The Recovery 12. Musings in my Evening Walks at Owthorpe 14. On the Spring, 1668 20. 'You sons of England whose unquenched flame' From Order and Disorder Preface Canto 1, lines 1-150 Canto 3, lines 91-188 Canto 9, lines 1-122 From Memoirs of the Life of the Colonel Hutchinson 'All sorts of men through various labours press' Textual introduction Textual notes Index of first lines -- .

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  • ISBN13: 9780719086243
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 392
  • ID: 9780719086243
  • ISBN10: 0719086248

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