The Penguin Book of Renaissance Verse: 1509-1659

Editat de David Norbrook Autor H. Woudhuysen
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 27 mai 1993
The era between the accession of Henry VIII and the crisis of the English republic in 1659 formed one of the most fertile epochs in world literature. This anthology offers a selection of its poetry, and includes a range of works by the poets of the age - notably Sir Philip Sidney, Edmund Sepnser, John Donne, William Shakespeare and John Milton.
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ISBN-13: 9780140423464
ISBN-10: 014042346X
Pagini: 976
Dimensiuni: 129 x 198 x 41 mm
Greutate: 0.65 kg
Editura: Penguin Books
Colecția Penguin Classics
Locul publicării:London, United Kingdom

Notă biografică

David Norbrook is Fellow and Tutor in English at Magdalen College, Oxford and Lecturer in English at the University of Oxford. He is the author ofPoetry and Politicsin the English Renaissance(Routledge, 1984).

H. R. Woudhuysen is a lecturer in the Department of English at University College London. He has editedSamuel Johnson on Shakespearefor the New Penguin Shakespeare Library.


Selected and with an Introduction by David Norbrook - Edited by H.R. Woudhuysen

Abbreviations Used in the Text Preface Acknowledgments Introduction Note on the Text and Annotation

I. The Public World 1. JOHN SKELTON: [from A Lawde and Prayse Made for Our Sovereigne Lord the Kyng] 2. SIR THOMAS MORE: De Principe Bono Et Malo 3. Quis Optimus Reipublicae Status 4. SIR DAVID LINDSAY: [from The Dreme] The Complaynt of the Comoun weill of Scotland 5. SIR THOMAS WYATT: [Who lyst his welth and eas Retayne] 6. In Spayn 7. [The piller pearisht is whearto I Lent] 8. HENRY HOWARD, EARLY OF SURREY: [Thassyryans king in peas with fowle desyre] 9. ANONYMOUS: John Arm-strongs last good night 10. ROBERT CROWLEY: Of unsaciable purchasers 11. JOHN HEYWOOD: [from A Ballad on the Marriage of Philip and Mary] 12. WILLIAM BIRCH: [from A songe betwene the Quenes majestie and Englande] 13. QUEEN ELIZABETH I: [The dowbt off future foes exiles my present joye] 14. SIR PHILIP SIDNEY: [from The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia] 15. ANONYMOUS: Of Sir Frauncis Walsingham Sir Phillipp Sydney, and Sir Christopher Hatton, Lord Chancelor 16. GEORGE PUTTENHAM: Her Majestie resembled to the crowned piller 17. ANNE DOWRICHE: [from The French Historie] 18. SIR WALTER RALEGH: [Praisd be Dianas faire and harmles light] 19. [from Fortune hath taken the away my love] 20. QUEEN ELIZABETH I: [Ah silly pugge wert thou so sore afraid] 21. SIR WALTER RALEGH: The 21th: and last booke of the Ocean to Scinthia 22. The Lie 23. ALEXANDER MONTGOMERIE: [Remembers thou in Aesope of a taill] 24. SIR JOHN HARINGTON: A Tragicall Epigram 25. Of Treason 26. FULKE GREVILLE, LORD BROOKE: [from Caelica] Sonnet 78 27. GEORGE PEELE: [from Anglorum Feriae] 28. JOHN DONNE: The Calme 29. [from Satire 4] 30. ROBERT DEVEREUX, EARL OF ESSEX: [Change thy minde since she doth change] 31. MARY SIDNEY, COUNTESS OF PEMBROKE: [To Queen Elizabeth] 32. EDMUND SPENSER: [from The Faerie Queene Book 5] 33. EOCHAIDH Ó HEÓGHUSA: [On Maguire's Winter Campaign] 34. BEN JONSON: On the Union 35. SIR ARTHUR GORGES: Written upon the death of the most Noble Prince Henrie 36. SIR HENRY WOTTON: Upon the sudden Restraint of the Earle of Somerset, then falling from favor 37. WILLIAM BROWNE: [from Brittania's Pastorals Book 2] 38. ANONYMOUS: Feltons Epitaph 39. ANONYMOUS: [Epitaph on the Duke of Buckingham] 40. SIR RICHARD FANSHAWE: [from An Ode Upon occasion of His Majesties Proclamation in the yeare 1630] 41. JOHN CLEVELAND: Epitaph on the Earl of Strafford 42. SIR JOHN DENHAM: Coopers Hill 43. MARTIN PARKER: Upon defacing of White-hall 44. ROBERT HERRICK: A King and no King 45. ANDREW MARVELL: An Horatian Ode upon Cromwel's Return from Ireland 46. SIR WILLIAM MURE: [from The Cry of Blood, and of a Broken Covenant] 47. KATHERINE PHILIPS: On the 3. of September, 1651 48. JOHN MILTON: To the Lord Generall Cromwell May 1652 49. To Sir Henry Vane the younger 50. ANDREW MARVELL: [from The First Anniversary of the Government under O.C.] 51. ALEXANDER BROME: On Sir G.B. his defeat

II. Images of Love 52. ANONYMOUS: [Westron wynde when wylle thow blow] 53. SIR THOMAS WYATT: [They fle from me that sometyme did me seke] 54. [Who so list to hount I knowe where is an hynde] 55. [It may be good like it who list] 56. [My lute awake perfourme the last] 57. HENRY HOWARD, EARL OF SURREY: [The soote season, that bud and blome furth bringes] 58. ALEXANDER SCOTT: [To luve unluvit it is ane pane] 59. GEORGE TURBERVILLE: To his Love that sent him a Ring wherein was gravde, Let Reason rule 60. ISABELLA WHITNEY: I.W. To her unconstant Lover 61. GEORGES GASCOIGNE: [A Sonet written in prayse of the brown beautie] 62. ANONYMOUS: A new Courtly Sonet, of the Lady Greensleeves 63. SIR PHILIP SIDNEY: [from Certain Sonnets: 4] 64. [from The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia] 65. [from Astrophil and Stella] 1 66. [from Astrophil and Stella] 2 67. [from Astrophil and Stella] 9 68. [from Astrophil and Stella] 72 69. [from Astrophil and Stella] 81 70. [from Astrophil and Stella] 83 71. [from Astrophil and Stella] Eight song 72. [from Astrophil and Stella] Eleventh song 73. FULKE GREVILLE, LORD BROOKE: [from Caelica] Sonnet 22 74. [from Caelica] Sonnet 27 75. [from Caelica] Sonnet 39 76. [from Caelica] Sonnet 44 77. [from Caelica] Sonnet 84 78. MARK ALEXANDER BOYD: Sonet 79. ROBERT GREENE: Dorons description of Samela 80. EDMUND SPENSER: [from The Faerie Queene Book 2] 81. [from The Faerie Queene Book 3] 82. [from The Faerie Queene Book 3] 83. [from Amoretti] Sonnet 23 84. [from Amoretti] Sonnet 64 85. [from Amoretti] Sonnet 67 86. [from Amoretti] Sonnet 70 87. [from Amoretti] Sonnet 71 88. Epithalamion 89. SIR WALTER RALEGH: [As you came from the holy land] 90. SAMUEL DANIEL: [from Delia] Sonnet 13 91. [from Delia] Sonnet 39 92. [from Delia] Sonnet 52 93. SIR JOHN DAVIES: [from Gullinge Sonnets] 94. [Faith (wench) I cannot court thy sprightly eyes] 95. THOMAS NASHE: The choise of valentines 96. JOHN DONNE: To his Mistress going to bed 97. BARNABE BARNES: [from Parthenophil and Parthenophe] Sonnet 27 99. CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE: The passionate Sheepheard to his love 99. Hero and Leander 100. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: [from Venus and Adonis] 101. [from Lucrece] 102. RICHARD BARNFIELD: [from Cynthia] Sonnet 8 103. [from Cynthia] Sonnet 11 104. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: [from Sonnets] 19 105. [from Sonnets] 20 106. [from Sonnets] 29 107. [from Sonnets] 35 108. [from Sonnets] 36 109. [from Sonnets] 55 110. [from Sonnets] 56 111. [from Sonnets] 66 112. [from Sonnets] 74 113. [from Sonnets] 94 114. [from Sonnets] 121 115. [from Sonnets] 124 116. [from Sonnets] 129 117. [from Sonnets] 135 118. [from Sonnets] 138 119. [from Sonnets] 144 120. ROBERT SIDNEY, EARL OF LEICESTER: Sonnet 21 121. Sonnet 25 122. Sonnet 31 123. Songe 17 124. GEORGE CHAPMAN: [from Hero and Leander Sestiad 3] 125. JOHN MARSTON: [from The Metamorphosis of Pigmalions Image] 126. THOMAS DELONEY: [Long have I lov'd this bonny Lasse] 127. ANONYMOUS: [from The wanton Wife of Bath] 128. [JOHN DOWLAND]: [Fine knacks for ladies, cheape choise brave and new] 129. THOMAS CAMPION: [Followe thy faire sunne unhappy shaddowe] 130. [Rose-cheekt Lawra come] 131. [There is a Garden in her face] 132. JOHN DONNE: His Picture 133. The Sunne Rising 134. The Canonization 135. Loves growth 136. A Valediction of weeping 137. A Valediction forbidding mourning 138. MICHAEL DRAYTON: [from Idea] 10 139. [from Idea] 61 140. To His Coy Love, A Canzonet 141. BEN JONSON: Why I Write Not of Love 142. My Picture left in Scotland 143. LADY MARY WROTH: [from Pamphilia to Amphilanthus] 23 144. [from Pamphilia to Amphilanthus] 34 145. [from Pamphilia to Amphilanthus] A crowne of Sonetts dedicated to Love 146. [from Pamphilia to Amphilanthus] 147. [from The Countesse of Mountgomeries Urania] 7 148. ROBERT HERRICK: Delight in Disorder 149. The Vision 150. The silken Snake 151. Her Bed 152. Upon Julia's haire fil'd with Dew 153. Upon Sibilla 154. THOMAS CAREW: The Spring 155. Ingratefull beauty threatned 156. [from A Rapture] 157. MARTIN PARKER: [from Cupid's Wrongs Vindicated] 158. [from Well met Neighbour] 159. EDMUND WALLER: The story of Phoebus and Daphne appli'd 160. Song 161. The Budd 162. SIR JOHN SUCKLING: [Out upon it, I have lov'd] 163. JOHN CLEVELAND: The Antiplatonick 164. RICHARD LOVELACE: Song. To Lucasta, Going to the Warres 165. Gratiana dauncing and singing 166. To Althea, From Prison 167. Her Muffe 168. [from On Sanazar's being honoured with six hundred Duckets by the Clarissimi of Venice, for composing an Elegiack Hexastick of the City. A Satyre] 169. ANDREW MARVELL: To his Coy Mistress 170. The Gallery 171. The Definition of Love 172. JAMES HARRINGTON: Inconstancy 173. KATHERINE PHILIPS: An Answer to another perswading a Lady to Marriage

III. Topographies 174. ALEXANDER BARCLAY: [from Certayne Egloges 5] 175. GEORGE BUCHANAN: Calendae Maiae 176. ANONYMOUS: [from Vox populi vox Dei] 177. ANONYMOUS: [from Jack of the North] 178. ANONYMOUS: The Jolly Pinder of Wakefield 179. BARNABE GOOGE: Goyng towardes Spayne 180. SIÔON PHYLIP: [from Yr Wylan] 181. SIR PHILIP SIDNEY: [from The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia] 182. EDMUND SPENSER: [from The Shepheardes Calender] Maye 183. ALEXANDER HUME: [from Of the day Estivall] 184. JOHN DAVIES: [from Epigrammes] In Cosmum 17 185. JOSEPH HALL: [from Virgidemiarum Book 5] 186. EVERARD GUILPIN: [from Skialetheia Satire 5] 187. ANONYMOUS: A Songe bewailinge the tyme of Christmas, So much decayed in Englande 188. JOHN DONNE: A nocturnall upon S. Lucies day, Being the shortest day 189. AEMILIA LANYER: The Description of Cooke-ham 190. BEN JONSON: To Penshurst 191. MICHAEL DRAYTON: [from Pastorals] The Ninth Eglogue 192. [from Poly-Olbion Song 6] 193. To the Virginian Voyage 194. SAMUEL DANIEL: [from Epistle. To Prince Henrie] 195. ANONYMOUS: On Francis Drake 196. W. TURNER: [from Turners dish of Lentten stuffe, or a Galymaufery] 197. JOHN TAYLOR: [from The Sculler] Epigram 22 198. WILLIAM BROWNE: [from Britannia's Pastorals Book 2] 199. EDWARD HERBERT, LORD HERBERT OF CHERBURY: Sonnet 200. RICHARD CORBETT: A Proper New Ballad Intituled the Faeryes Farewell: Or God-A-Mercy Will 201. SIR WILLIAM DAVENANT: The Countess of Anglesey lead Captive by the Rebels, at the Disforresting of Pewsam 202. GEORGE WITHER: [from Britain's Remembrancer Canto 4] 203. JOHN MILTON: Song on May morning 204. L'Allegro 205. ROBERT HERRICK: To Dean-bourn, a rude River in Devon, by which sometimes he lived 206. Corinna's going a Maying 207. To Meddowes 208. The Wassaile 209. RICHARD CRASHAW: [from Bulla] 210. ABRAHAM COWLEY: The Wish 211. ANONYMOUS: [The Diggers' Song] 212. HENRY VAUGHAN: [from To his retired friend, an Invitation to Brecknock] 213. RICHARD LOVELACE: The Snayl 214. ANDREW MARVELL: Bermudas 215. The Mower to the Glo-Worms 216. The Mower against Gardens 217. The Garden 218. [from Upon Appleton House, to my Lord Fairfax] 219. MARGARET CAVENDISH, DUCHESS OF NEWCASTLE: Of many Worlds in this World 220. A Dialogue betwixt Man, and Nature 221. Similizing the Sea to Meadowes, and Pastures, the Marriners to Shepheards, the Mast to a May-pole, Fishes to Beasts 222. KATHERINE PHILIPS: Upon the graving of her Name upon a Tree in Barnelmes Walks

IV. Friends, Patrons and the Good Life 223. SIR THOMAS WYATT: [Myn owne John poyntz sins ye delight to know] 224. GEORGE GASCOIGNE: [Upon the theme: Magnum vectigal parcimonia] 225. [Gascoignes wodmanship] 226. EDWARD DE VERE, EARL OF OXFORD: [Weare I a Kinge I coulde commande content] 227. THOMAS LODGE: [from Scillaes Metamorphosis] 228. JOHN DONNE: To Sir Henry Wotton 229. THOMAS DELONEY: The Weavers Song 230. THOMAS DEKKER: [Art thou poore yet hast thou golden Slumbers] 231. SAMUEL DANIEL: To Lucy, Countesse of Bedford, with Mr. Donnes Satyres 233. Inviting a Friend to Supper 234. [THOMAS RAVENSCROFT]: [Hey hoe what shall I say] 235. [Sing we now merily] 236. A Belmans song 237. THOMAS CAMPION: [Now winter nights enlarge] 238. ANONYMOUS: The Mode of France 239. MICAHEL DRAYTON: These verses weare made By Michaell Drayton Esquier Poett Lawreatt the night before hee dyed 240. EDMUND WALLER: At Pens-hurst 241. RICHARD LOVELACE: The Grasse-hopper. To my Noble Friend, Mr. Charles Cotton. Ode 242. ALEXANDER BROME: [from The Prisoners] Written when O.C. attempted to be King 243. JOHN MILTON: [To Edward Lawrence] 244. KATHERINE PHILIPS: Friendship's Mystery, To My Dearest Lucasia 245. Friendship in Embleme, or the Seal. To my dearest Lucasia 246. To my Excellent Lucasia, on our Friendship

V. Church, State and Belief 247. JOHN SKELTON: [from Collyn Clout] 248. ANNE ASKEW: The Balade whych Anne Askewe made and sange whan she was in Newgate 249. LUKE SHEPHERD: [from The Upcheringe of the Messe] 250. ANONYMOUS: [A Lament for our Lady's Shrine at Walsingham] 251. JOHN HEYWOOD: [from Epygrams] Of turnyng. 252. GEORGE PUTTENHAM: [from Partheniades] Partheniad 11 Urania 253. ROBERT SOUTHWELL: The burning Babe 254. HENRY CONSTABLE: To St. Mary Magdalen 255. SIR JOHN HARINGTON: A Groome of the Chambers religion in King Henry the eights time 256. JOHN DONNE: Satyre 3 257. Goodfriday, 1613. Riding Westward 258. Hymne to God my God, in my sicknesse 259. [from Holy Sonnets] 260. [Since she whome I lovd, hath payd her last debt] 261. [Show me deare Christ, thy spouse, so bright and cleare] 262. FULKE GREVILLE, LORD BROOKE: [from Caelica] Sonnet 89 263. [from Caelica] Sonnet 99 264. [from Caelica] Sonnet 109 265. GILES FLETCHER: [from Christs Victorie, and Triumph in Heaven, and Earth, over, and after death] 266. AEMILIA LANYER: [from Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum] 267. WILLIAM DRUMMOND: [For the Baptiste] 268. [Content and Resolute] 269. PHINEAS FLETCHER: [Vast Ocean of light, whose rayes surround] 270. JOHN MILTON: On the morning of Christs Nativity 271. FRANCIS QUARLES: [from Pentelogia] Fraud Mundi 272. [from Divine Fancies] On the contingencie of Actions 273. [from Divine Fancies] On the Needle of a Sun-diall 274. [from Divine Fancies] On the Booke of Common Prayer 275. [from Divine Fancies] On Christ and our selves 276. GEORGE HERBERT: Perseverance 277. Redemption 278. Easter wings 279. Prayer 280. Deniall 281. Jordan 282. The Collar 283. The Flower 284. The Forerunners 285. Love 286. [from The Church Militant] 287. ANONYMOUS: [Yet if his Majestie our Sovareigne lord] 288. SIDNEY GODOLPHIN: [Lord when the wise men came from Farr] 289. JOHN TAYLOR: [from Here followeth the unfashionable fashion, or the too too homely Worshipping of God] 290. EDMUND WALLER: Upon His Majesties repairing of Pauls 291. RICHARD CRASHAW: A Hymne of the Nativity, sung by the Shepheards 292. To the Noblest and best of Ladyes, the Countesse of Denbigh 293. [from The Flaming Heart] 294. ANONYMOUS: Upon Arch-bishop Laud, Prisoner in the Tower. 1641 295. ROBERT WILD: [from Alas poore Scholler, whither wilt thou goe] 296. JOHN MILTON: On the new forcers of Conscience under the Long Parliament 297. MORGAN LLWYD: [from The Summer] 298. LAURENCE CLARKSON: [from A Single Eye All Light, no Darkness] 299. HENRY VAUGHAN: The Retreate 300. The World 301. Cock-crowing 302. The Water-fall 303. SIR WILLIAM DAVENANT: [from Gondibert Book 2] 304. ANNA TRAPNEL: [from The Cry of a Stone] 305. AN COLLINS: Another Song exciting to spirituall Mirth 306. ANDREW MARVELL: The Coronet

VI. Elegy and Epitaph 307. JOHN SKELTON: [from Phyllyp Sparowe] 308. HENRY HOWARD, EARL OF SURREY: [Norfolk sprang thee, Lambeth holds thee dead] 309. [W. resteth here, that quick could never rest] 310. NICHOLAS GRIMALD: [from A funerall song, upon the deceas of Annes his moother] 311. CHIDIOCK TICHBORNE: [My prime of youth is but a froste of cares] 312. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: [The Phoenix and Turtle] 313. JOHN DONNE: [from The Second Anniversarie] Of the Progres of the Soule 314. BEN JONSON: On My First Sonne 315. To the immortalle memorie, and friendship of that noble paire, Sir Lucius Cary, and Sir H. Morison 316. SIR WALTER RALEGH: [Even suche is tyme that takes in trust] 317. WILLIAM BROWNE: On the Countesse Dowager of Pembrooke 318. HENRY KING: An Exequy To his matchlesse never to be forgotten Freind 318. GEORGE HERBERT: [from Memoriae Matris Sacrum] 320. THOMAS CAREW: Epitaph on the Lady Mary Villers 321. SIR HENRY WOTTON: Upon the death of Sir Albert Morton's Wife 322. ROBERT HERRICK: To the reverend shade of his religious Father 323. Upon himselfe being buried 324. Upon a child 325. JOHN MILTON: Lycidas 326. [Methought I saw my late espoused Saint] 327. 'ELIZA': To my Husband 328. HENRY VAUGHAN: [They are all gone into the world of light] 329. KATHERINE PHILIPS: Epitaph. On her Son H.P. at St. Syth's Church where her body also lies Interred 330. Orinda upon little Hector Philips 331. JAMES SHIRLEY: [The glories of our blood and state]

VII. Translation 332. HENRY HOWARD, EARL OF SURREY: [from Virgil's Aeneid Book 4] 333. RICHARD STANYHURST: [from Virgil's Aeneid Book 4] 334. ARTHUR GOLDING: [from Ovid's Metamorphoses Book 6] 335. EDMUND SPENSER: [from Ruines of Rome: by Bellay] 5 336. MARY SIDNEY, COUNTESS OF PEMBROKE: Quid gloriaris? Psalm 52 337. [from Psalm 89 Misericordias] 338. Voce mea ad Dominum Psalm 142 339. CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE: [from Ovides Elegies Book 1] Elegia. 13. Ad Auroram ne properet 340. [from Lucan's Pharsalia Book 1] 341. SIR JOHN HARINGTON: [from Ariosto's Orlando Furioso Book 34] 342. EDWARD FAIRFAX: [from Tasso's Godfrey of Bulloigne Book 4] 343. JOSUAH SYLVESTER: [from Saluste du Bartas' Devine Weekes] 344. GEORGE CHAPMAN: [from Homer's Iliad Book 12] 345. JOHN MILTON: The Fifth Ode of Horace. Lib. 1

VIII. Writer, Language and Public 346. JOHN SKELTON: [from A Replycacion] 347. THOMAS CHURCHYARD: [from A Musicall Consort] 348. SIR JOHN HARINGTON: Of honest Theft. To my good friend Master Samuel Daniel 350. JOHN DONNE: The triple Foole 351. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: [from Sonnets] 352. JOHN MARSTON: [from The Scourge of Villanie] In Lectores prorsus indignos 353. SAMUEL DANIEL: [from Musophilus] 354. BEN JONSON: A Fit of Rime against Rime 355. An Ode. To himselfe 356. GEORGE CHAPMAN: [from Homer's Iliad, To the Reader] 357. SIR WALTER RALEGH: To the Translator 358. WILLIAM BROWNE: [from Britannia's Pastorals Book 2] 359. RACHEL SPEGHT: [from The Dreame] 360. MICHAEL DRAYTON: [from Idea] 361. To my most dearely-loved friend Henery Reynolds Esquire, of Poets and Poesie 362. [from The Muses Elizium] The Description of Elizium 363. JOHN MILTON: [from At a Vacation Exercise] 364. JOHN TAYLOR: [from A comparison betwixt a Whore and a Booke] 365. THOMAS CAREW: An Elegie upon the death of the Deane of Pauls, Dr. John Donne 366. A Fancy 367. ROBERT HERRICK: To the Detracter 368. Posting to Printing 369. GEORGE WITHER: [from Vox Pacifica] 370. SIR WILLIAM DAVENANT: [from Gondibert Book 2] 371. MARGARET CAVENDISH, DUCHESS OF NEWCASTLE: The Claspe 372. [The Common Fate of Books] 373. ABRAHAM COWLEY: The Muse 374. HENRY VAUGHAN: The Book

Notes to the Text Appendix 1: Index of Genres Appendix 2: Index of Metrical and Stanzaic Forms Appendix 3: Glossary of Classical Names Appendix 4: Biographical Notes on Authors Appendix 5: Index of Authors Index of First Lines Index of Titles