The Poetry of Mildmay Fane, Second Earl of Westmorland

Poems from the Fulbeck, Harvard and Westmorland Manuscripts

Mildmay Fane

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This edition of some 500 recently discovered poems by Mildmay Fane, 2nd Earl of Westmorland represents the largest collection of "new" 17th-century poetry since Traherne's poems were published almost a century ago. Until the rediscovery of these manuscripts, written between 1625 and 1665, Fane was known only as a patron of Robert Herrick, and as the author of a slim volume of poems, Otia Sacra (1648). This important body of manuscript poetry establishes him as a significant early modern poet. From his privileged position near the very centre of the conflict, he confronted one of the most climactic and influential sequences of events in European history: the Personal Rule of Charles I, the Great Rebellion of the 1640s, the execution of the King, the establishment of a republic, and, with its failure, the restoration of the monarchy.

Tom Cain is Professor of Early Modern Literature at the University of East Anglia

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Einband Taschenbuch
Herausgeber Tom Cain
Seitenzahl 480
Erscheinungsdatum 01.03.2009
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-7190-8065-4
Verlag Manchester University Press
Maße (L/B/H) 23.4/15.6/2.5 cm
Gewicht 723 g

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  • Preface Introduction Vita Authoris The Poems: Fulbeck MS 1: Poems 1623-1635 Public Record Office, S.P. 16: 437.60 Fulbeck MS 2: Poems 1623-50 MS Westmorland (A) 6.vi.1: Poems 1643-1651 Houghton Library, Harvard: fMS Eng. 645: Poems 1637-1661 Fulbeck MS 3: Poems 1649-1665 MS Westmorland (A) 6.vi.3/26 Appendix 1: A doubtful poem and summary list of English poems by other authors. Appendix 2: Calendar of Latin, French and Italian poems and prose. Notes to Poems Textual Commentary Index of Titles and First Lines