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The Poems of William Herbert, Third Earl of Pembroke

A collection of poems by a pivotal figure in the literary culture of Stuart England.

William Herbert, Third Earl of Pembroke, was a pivotal figure in the literary and political cultures of Stuart England. He wrote poetry primarily for social occasions: A debate with a friend, seductions or apologies to beloveds, or support for a deceased political ally. This volume collects his work along with an introduction, detailed notes, and other apparatus that explore the networks in which the poems circulated, the interpretive contexts suggested in miscellanies, and alternative readings revealed through scribal variants. The book also features five contemporary musical settings.

360 pages | 7 color plates | 6 x 9 | © 2023

Renaissance English Text Society

Literature and Literary Criticism: British and Irish Literature

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Table of Contents

List of Poems
Editorial Conventions
List of Abbreviations
General Introduction
Biographical Introduction
Texts of Poems
Textual introductions with commentaries and readings
Appendix A: Descriptions of B4, U1, U2
Appendix B: Attribution in PR (1660 printed Poems)
Index of First Lines

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