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Nicholas Fisher is a visiting research fellow at the Institute of English Studies, University of London. He is the co-editor of a performing edition of the early settings of Rochester’s songs, Songs to Phillis (1999), and its expanded version, Singing to Phillis: Settings of Poems by the Earl of Rochester 1647-1680 (2009). He is also the editor of a collection of essays on Rochester, That Second Bottle (2000).
Table of Contents
Note on This Edition ix
Further Reading xxviii
Love Poems 5
Prologues and Epilogues 61
Satires and Lampoons 68
Poems to Mulgrave and Scroope 111
Epigrams, Impromptus, Jeux d’esprit, etc. 131
Poems Less Securely Attributed to Rochester 138
LUCINA’S RAPE OR THE TRAGEDY OF VALLENTINIAN 161
Index of Proper Names 253
Index of Titles and First Lines 257