The history of English poetry: To which are prefixed, two dissertations. MORE poetry was written in the single reign of Elizabeth, than in the two preceding centuries.
Foreword When I first saw Mr. The text of the poem has given me unexpected trouble.
Almost at the start, however, I detected sundry obvious misprints in one of the many forms in which this edition is issued, and an examination of others showed that they were as bad in their way.
No two editions that I could obtain agreed exactly in their readings. I tried in vain to find a copy of the editio princeps in Cambridge and Boston, but succeeded in getting one through a London bookseller.
I found many misprints and corruptions in all except the edition ofand a few even in that. For instance in i. There are obvious misprints in the first edition which Scott himself overlooked see on ii. I have done the best I could, with the means at my command, to settle these questions, and am at least certain that the text as I give it is nearer right than in any edition since As all the variae lectiones are recorded in the Notes, the reader who does not approve of the one I adopt can substitute that which he prefers.
There are, of course, many of them which many of my readers will not need, but I think there are none that may not be of service, or at least of interest, to some of them; and I hope that no one will turn to them for help without finding it.
I believe I have referred to my edition of Shakespeare in only a single instance on iii. While correcting the errors of former editors, I may have overlooked some of my own.
I am already indebted to the careful proofreaders of the University Press for the detection of occasional slips in quotations or references; and I shall be very grateful to my readers for a memorandum of any others that they may discover.
Cambridge, June 23, It reads thus I mark the gap: The change in their manners, too, had taken place almost within my own time, or at least I had learned many particulars concerning the ancient state of the Highlands from the old men of the last generation.
I had always thought the old Scottish Gael highly adapted for poetical composition. The feuds and political dissensions which, half a century earlier, would have rendered the richer and wealthier part of the kingdom indisposed to countenance a poem, the scene of which was laid in the Highlands, were now sunk in the generous compassion which the English, more than any other nation, feel for the misfortunes of an honourable foe.
The Poems of Ossian had by their popularity sufficiently shown that, if writings on Highland subjects were qualified to interest the reader, mere national prejudices were, in the present day, very unlikely to interfere with their success.
I had also read a great deal, seen much, and heard more, of that romantic country where I was in the habit of spending some time every autumn; and the scenery of Lock Katrine was connected with the recollection of many a dear friend and merry expedition of former days.
This poem, the action of which lay among scenes so beautiful and so deeply imprinted on my recollections, was a labour of love, and it was no less so to recall the manners and incidents introduced.
The frequent custom of James IV. I may now confess, however, that the employment, though attended with great pleasure, was not without its doubts and anxieties. A lady, to whom I was nearly related, and with whom I lived, during her whole life, on the most brotherly terms of affection, was residing with me at the time when the work was in progress, and used to ask me, what I could possibly do to rise so early in the morning that happening to be the most convenient to me for composition.
At last I told her the subject of my meditations; and I can never forget the anxiety and affection expressed in her reply. You stand high — do not rashly attempt to climb higher, and incur the risk of a fall; for, depend upon it, a favourite will not be permitted even to stumble with impunity.Shakespeare, William, ––Criticism and interpretation.
2. Love in My approach is strongly based on what Shakespeare says about love and lust in his plays and poems, and emphasizes his language woman’s beauty more openly satirized than in Sonnet , “My mistress’. By Matthew B. Riddle, D.D. Love for Souls. By the Rev.
William Scribner. Magazine of Art for December. The Art Amateur for Man before the fall lived in love toward God and his neigh- bor. but they were collectors of books with a zeal which was omniverous and passionate.
Cicero in his letters to Atticus urges him again and. Even after it is revealed that Oedipus has killed his father and is married, with children, to his mother therefore gouging out his eyes the audience is left pitying the fallen hero instead of completely revolted by what has occurred.
In William Shakespeare's Sonnet and Christopher Marlowe's The Passionate Shepherd To His Love, the themes of unconditional love, opulent treasures, and vivid imagery are all conveyed throughout the poems but through different point of views.
Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. Christopher Marlowe, also known as Kit Marlowe (/ ˈ m ɑːr l oʊ /; baptised 26 February – 30 May ), was an English playwright, poet and translator of the Elizabethan urbanagricultureinitiative.come was the foremost Elizabethan tragedian of his day.
He greatly influenced William Shakespeare, who was born in the same year as Marlowe and who rose to become the pre-eminent Elizabethan playwright after Alma mater: Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.