The Poetry of Mildmay Fane, Second Earl of Westmorland: Poems from the Fulbeck, Harvard and Westmorland Manuscripts
Poems from the Fulbeck, Harvard and Westmorland Manuscripts
This edition of some 500 recently discovered poems represents the largest collection of "new" 17th-century poetry since Traherne's poems were published almost a century ago. Until the rediscovery of these texts, 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.