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Seventeenth-Century British Poetry, 1603-1660 (Norton Critical Editions)

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Summary

Twenty-nine poets writing from the 1603 ascension of James I, the first Stuart King, and the Restoration of the monarchy in 1660, are included in this Norton Critical Edition. A time of political and social unrest in England, this period produced some of the greatest poetry in English. This volume includes the major poets--John Donne, Ben Jonson, George Herbert, John Milton, and Andrew Marvell--the major women writers of the era--Aemilia Lanyer, Mary Wroth, Anne Bradstreet, Margaret Cavendish, and Katherine Philips--and nineteen other poets essential to an understanding of English literature in the seventeenth century. The poems are accompanied by headnotes and explanatory annotations. "Criticism" is divided into two sections. The first, "Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Criticism," includes commentary by contemporary poets and biographers, among them Ben Jonson, John Dryden, and Samuel Johnson. The second, "Recent Criticism," brings together twenty critical examinations of the period and its poets, including essays by T. S. Eliot, Janel Mueller, Aldous Huxley, W. H. Auden, Joseph Summers, Laurence Babb, Gerald Hammond, Eavan Boland, Leah Marcus, and William Kerrigan. A Selected Biography is also included. About the Series: No other series of classic texts equals the caliber of the Norton Critical Editions. Each volume combines the most authoritative text available with the comprehensive pedagogical apparatus necessary to appreciate the work fully. Careful editing, first-rate translation, and thorough explanatory annotations allow each text to meet the highest literary standards while remaining accessible to students. Each edition is printed on acid-free paper and every text in the series remains in print. Norton Critical Editions are the choice for excellence in scholarship for students at more than 2,000 universities worldwide.

Table of Contents

Preface xxi
The Texts of the Poems
Aemilia Lanyer (1569-1645)
3(18)
From Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum (1611)
5(16)
To the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty
5(4)
To All Virtuous Ladies in General
9(2)
From Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum
11(3)
The Description of Cookham
14(7)
John Donne (1572-1631)
21(60)
From Poems (1633)
23(58)
From Songs and Sonnets
23(22)
The Good-Morrow
23(1)
Song ["Go and catch a falling star"]
23(1)
The Undertaking
24(1)
The Sun Rising
25(1)
The Indifferent
26(1)
The Canonization
26(2)
Air and Angels
28(1)
The Anniversary
29(1)
Twickenham Garden
29(1)
Confined Love
30(1)
A Valediction: Of Weeping
31(1)
Love's Alchemy
32(1)
The Flea
33(1)
A Nocturnal upon St. Lucy's Day, Being the Shortest Day
33(2)
The Bait
35(1)
The Apparition
36(1)
A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning
36(1)
The Ecstasy
37(3)
The Funeral
40(1)
The Blossom
40(1)
The Relic
41(1)
The Damp
42(1)
Farewell to Love
43(1)
A Lecture upon the Shadow
44(1)
From Elegies
45(8)
Elegy 6. Nature's Lay Idiot
45(1)
Elegy 8. To His Mistress Going to Bed
46(1)
Elegy 13. The Autumnal
47(2)
Elegy 14. Love's Progress
49(2)
Sappho to Philaenis
51(2)
From Satires
53(3)
Satire 3 ("Kind pity chokes my spleen")
53(3)
Verse Letters
56(7)
The Storm
56(2)
The Calm
58(1)
To Sir Henry Wotton ["Sir, more than kisses"]
59(2)
To the Countess of Bedford ["Madam, You have refined me"]
61(2)
From An Anatomy of the World: The First Anniversary
63(6)
Divine Poems
69(14)
Holy Sonnets
69(1)
1 ["As due by many titles I resign"]
69(1)
2 ["Oh my black soul!"] 7o
3 ["This is my play's last scene"]
70(1)
4 ["At the round earth's imagined corners"]
71(1)
5 ["If poisonous minerals"]
71(1)
6 ["Death be not proud"]
72(1)
7 ["Spit in my face you Jews"(
72(1)
8 ["Why are we by all creatures waited on?"]
73(1)
9 ["What if this present were the world's last night?"]
73(1)
10 ["Batter my heart"]
73(1)
17 ["Since she whom I loved hath paid her last debt"]
74(1)
18 ["Show me, dear Christ"]
74(1)
19 ["Oh, to vex me"]
75(1)
Good Friday, 1613. Riding Westward
75(2)
A Hymn to Christ, at the Author's Last Going into Germany
77(1)
Hymn to God My God, in My Sickness
78(1)
A Hymn to God the Father
79(2)
Ben Jonson (1572-1637)
81(76)
From The Works of Benjamin Jonson (1616)
83(37)
From Epigrams
83(14)
I: To the Reader
83(1)
II: To My Book
83(1)
IV: To King James
83(1)
IX: To All, To Whom I Write
84(1)
XI: On Something that Walks Somewhere
84(1)
XIV: To William Camden
84(1)
XVIII: To My Mere English Censurer
85(1)
XXII: On My. First Daughter
85(1)
XLV: On My First Son
85(1)
LIX: On Spies
86(1)
LXIX: To Pertinax Cob
86(1)
LXXVI: On Lucy, Countess of Bedford
86(1)
LXXIX: To Elizabeth, Countess of Rutland
87(1)
LXXXIII: To a Friend
87(1)
XCI: To Sir Horace Vere
87(1)
XCIV: To Lucy, Countess of Bedford, with Mr. Donne's Satires
88(1)
XCVI: To John Donne
88(1)
CI: Inviting a Friend to Supper
89(1)
CXX: Epitaph on S.P., a Child of O. El. Chapel
90(1)
CXXVIII: To William Roe
91(1)
CXXXIII: On the Famous Voyage
91(6)
The Forest
97(23)
I: Why I Write Not of Love
97(1)
II: To Penshurst
97(3)
III: To Sir Robert Wroth
100(3)
IV: To the World: A Farewell for a Gentlewoman, Virtuous and Noble
103(1)
V: Song: To Celia
104(1)
VI: To the Same
105(1)
VII: Song: That Women Are but Men's Shadows
105(1)
VIII: To Sickness
106(1)
IX: Song: To Celia
107(1)
X: ["And must I sing? What subject shall I choose?"]
108(1)
XI: Epode
109(3)
XII: Epistle to Elizabeth, Countess of Rutland
112(3)
XIII: Epistle to Katharine, Lady Aubigny
115(3)
XIV: Ode to Sir William Sydney, on His Birthday
118(1)
XV: To Heaven
119(1)
From The Works of Benjamin Jonson (1640-1641)
120(33)
From Underwood
120(29)
A Hymn on the Nativity of My Savior
120(1)
A Celebration of Charis in Ten Lyric Pieces
121(1)
1. His Excuse for Loving
121(1)
2. How He Saw Her
122(1)
3. What He Suffered
122(1)
4. Her Triumph
123(1)
5. His Discourse with Cupid
124(1)
6. Claiming a Second Kiss by Desert
125(1)
7. Begging Another, on Color of Mending the Former
126(1)
8. Urging Her of a Promise
126(1)
9. Her Man Described by Her Own Dictamen
127(1)
10. Another Lady's Exception Present at the Hearing
128(1)
The Musical Strife, in a Pastoral Dialogue
129(1)
In the Person of Womankind: A Song Apologetic
130(1)
Another, in Defense of Their Inconstancy: A Song
130(1)
A Nymph's Passion
131(1)
The Hourglass
132(1)
My Picture Left in Scotland
132(1)
The Dream
133(1)
An Epistle to Master John Selden
133(3)
An Ode to Himself ["Where dost thou careless
136(1)
A Sonnet to the Noble Lady, the Lady Mary Wroth
137(1)
An Epistle Answering to One That Asked to Be Sealed of the Tribe of Ben
137(2)
An Epigram to the Household
139(1)
To the Immortal Memory and Friendship of That Noble Pair, Sir Lucius Cary and Sir H. Morison
140(4)
Epithalamion, or a Song Celebrating the Nuptials of that Noble Gentleman, Mr. Jerome Weston, Son and Heir of the Lord Weston, Lord High Treasurer of England, with the Lady Frances Stuart, Daughter of Esme Duke of Lenox, Deceased, and Sister of the Surviving Duke of the Same Name
144(5)
From Mr. William Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies (1623)
149(2)
To the Memory of My Beloved, The Author, Mr. William Shakespeare, and What He Hath Left Us
149(2)
From Ben Jonson's Execration Against Vulcan (1640)
151(2)
Ode to Himself ["Come leave the loathed stage"]
151(2)
Songs from the Plays and Masques
153(4)
From The Works (1616)
153(2)
"Slow, slow, fresh fount"
153(1)
"If I freely may discover"
153(1)
"Swell me a bowl with lusty wine"
154(1)
"Still to be neat, still to be dressed"
154(1)
From The Works (1640-1641)
155(4)
"Though I am young, and cannot tell"
155(2)
Richard Corbett (15 8 2-1 63 5)
157(10)
From Certain Elegant Poems (1647)
159(3)
A Proper New Ballad, Intituled the Fairies' Farewell...
159(2)
An Elegy upon the Death of His Own Father
161(1)
From Poetica Stromata (1648)
162(5)
Upon Fairford Windows
162(1)
The Distracted Puritan
163(4)
Lady Mary Wroth (1587?-1651?)
167(12)
From Pamphilia to Amphilanthus (1621)
169(8)
1 ["When night's black mantle could most darkness prowl
169(1)
7 Song ["The spring now come at last"]
169(1)
16 ["Am I thus conquered? Have I lost the powers"]
170(1)
24 ["When last I saw thee, I did not thee see"'
171(1)
25 ["Like to the Indians scorched with the sun"]
171(1)
26 l"When everyone to pleasing pastime hies"]
172(1)
39 ["Take heed mine eyes, how you your looks do cast"]
172(1)
40 ["False hope, which feeds but to destroy and spill"]
172(1)
68 ["My pain, still smothered in my grieved breast"]
173(1)
74 Song ["Love, a child, is ever crying"]
173(1)
77 ["In this strange labyrinth how shall I turn?"]
174(1)
90 ["Except my heart, which you bestowed before"]
174(1)
94 Song ["Lovers learn to speak but truth"]
175(1)
99 ["Like to huge clouds of smoke which well may hide"]
176(1)
103 ["My Muse, now happy, lay thyself to rest"]
176(1)
From The Countess of Montgomery's Urania (1621)
177(2)
Song ["Love, what art thou? A vain thought"]
177(2)
Robert Herrick (1591-1674)
179(46)
From Hesperides (1648)
181(39)
The Argument of His Book
181(1)
When He Would Have His Verses Read
181(1)
To Perilla
182(1)
No Loathsomeness in Love
182(1)
Upon the Loss of His Mistresses
183(1)
The Vine
183(1)
Discontents in Devon
184(1)
Cherry-Ripe
184(1)
His Request to Julia
184(1)
Dreams
184(1)
To the King, Upon His Coming with His Army into the West
185(1)
Delight in Disorder
185(1)
Dean-bourn, a Rude River in Devon, By Which Sometimes He Lived
185(1)
The Definition of Beauty
186(1)
To Anthea Lying in Bed
186(1)
Upon Scobble. Epigram
186(1)
The Hourglass
187(1)
His Farewell to Sack
187(1)
To Dianeme ["Sweet, be not proud of those two eyes"]
188(1)
Julia's Petticoat
189(1)
Corinna's Going A-Maying
189(2)
How Lilies Came White
191(1)
Upon Some Women
191(1)
The Welcome to Sack
192(2)
To Live Merrily, and to Trust to Good Verses
194(1)
To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time
195(1)
His Poetry His Pillar
196(1)
To the Rose. Song '97 The Hock-Cart, or Harvest Home: To the Right Honorable Mildmay, Earl of Westmorland
197(1)
How Roses Came Red ["Roses at first were white"]
198(1)
How Violets Came Blue
199(1)
A Nuptial Song, or Epithalamie, on Sir Clipsby Crew and His Lady
199(4)
Oberon's Feast
203(2)
Upon a Child That Died
205(1)
To Daffodils
205(1)
Upon Master Ben Jonson: Epigram
205(1)
Upon Electra
206(1)
Upon Parson Beanes
206(1)
To Daisies, Not to Shut So Soon
206(1)
To the Right Honorable Mildmay, Earl of Westmorland
207(1)
To Blossoms
207(1)
Kissing and Bussing
208(1)
Art above Nature: To Julia
208(1)
His Prayer to Ben Jonson
208(1)
The Bad Season Makes the Poet Sad
209(1)
The Night-Piece, To Julia
209(1)
The Hag
210(1)
The Country Life, To the Honored Mr. Endymion Porter, Groom of the Bedchamber to His Majesty
210(2)
The Maypole
212(1)
His Return to London
212(1)
His Grange, or Private Wealth
213(1)
Upon Julia's Clothes
214(1)
Upon Prue, His Maid
214(1)
Ceremonies for Christmas
214(1)
Poetry Perpetuates the Poet
215(1)
Kisses
215(1)
The Amber Bead
215(1)
Upon Love ["Love brought me to a silent grovel
215(1)
Charms
216(1)
Another
216(1)
Another to Bring in the Witch
216(1)
Another Charm for Stables
216(1)
Ceremonies for Candlemas Eve
217(1)
Upon Ben Jonson
217(1)
An Ode for Him
218(1)
To the King, Upon His Welcome to Hampton Court
218(1)
On Himself
219(1)
Upon His Spaniel Tracy
219(1)
The Pillar of Fame
219(1)
"To his hook's end this last line he'd have placed"
219(1)
From His Noble Numbers (1647)
220(5)
His Prayer for Absolution
220(1)
To Find God
220(1)
What God Is
221(1)
Calling, and Correcting
221(1)
Upon Time
221(1)
To His Savior, a Child; A Present by a Child
221(1)
To His Conscience
222(1)
His Creed
222(1)
Another Grace for a Child
223(1)
The Bellman
223(1)
The White Island, or Place of the Blest
223(2)
George Herbert (1593-1633)
225(68)
From The Temple (1633)
227(66)
The Altar
227(1)
The Sacrifice
227(6)
The Thanksgiving
233(2)
The Reprisal
235(1)
The Agony
235(1)
The Sinner
236(1)
Good Friday
236(1)
The Passion
237(1)
Redemption
237(1)
Sepulcher
238(1)
Easter [I]
238(1)
Easter [II]
239(1)
Easter-wings [I]
239(1)
Easter-wings [II]
240(1)
H. Baptism [I]
240(1)
H. Baptism [II]
240(1)
Sin [I]
241(1)
Affliction [I]
241(2)
Prayer [I]
243(1)
The H. Communion
243(1)
Prayer [II]
244(1)
Love I
245(1)
[Love II]
245(1)
The Temper [I]
245(1)
The Temper [II]
246(1)
Jordan [I]
247(1)
Employment [I]
247(1)
The H. Scriptures I
248(1)
[The H. Scriptures II]
249(1)
Whitsunday
249(1)
Grace
250(1)
Church-monuments
251(1)
Church-music
251(1)
Church-lock and Key
252(1)
The Windows
252(1)
The Quiddity
252(1)
Sunday
253(1)
Employment [II]
254(1)
Denial
255(1)
Christmas
256(1)
The World
257(1)
Vanity [I]
258(1)
Virtue
258(1)
The Pearl. Matthew 13:45
259(1)
Affliction [IV]
260(1)
Man
261(1)
Life
262(1)
Mortification
263(1)
Jordan [II]
264(1)
Obedience
264(2)
The British Church
266(1)
The Quip
267(1)
Dullness
267(1)
Sin's Round
268(1)
Peace
269(1)
The Bunch of Grapes
270(1)
The Storm
271(1)
Paradise
271(1)
The Size
272(1)
Artillery
273(1)
The Pilgrimage
274(1)
The Bag
275(1)
The Collar
276(1)
Joseph's Coat
277(1)
The Pulley
277(1)
The Search
278(2)
The Flower
280(1)
The Son
281(1)
A True Hymn
281(1)
Bitter-sweet
282(1)
Mary Magdalene
282(1)
Aaron
283(1)
The Forerunners
284(1)
Discipline
285(1)
The Banquet
286(1)
The Elixir
287(1)
A Wreath
288(1)
Death
288(1)
Doomsday
289(1)
Judgment
290(1)
Heaven
290(1)
Love [III]
291(2)
Thomas Carew (1594?-1640)
293(26)
From Poems (1640)
295(24)
The Spring
295(1)
A Divine Mistress
295(1)
Song: Mediocrity in Love Rejected
296(1)
To My Mistress Sitting by a River's Side: An Eddy
296(1)
Song: To My Inconstant Mistress
297(1)
Song: Persuasions to Enjoy
297(1)
Ingrateful Beauty Threatened
298(1)
Disdain Returned
298(1)
To My Mistress in Absence
299(1)
Song: Eternity of' Love Protested
300(1)
To Saxham
300(2)
Upon a Ribbon
302(1)
A Rapture
302(4)
Epitaph on the Lady Mary Villiers
306(1)
Another ["The purest soul that e'er was sent"]
307(1)
Another ["This little vault, this narrow room']
307(1)
To Ben Jonson: Upon Occasion of His Ode of Defiance Annexed to His Play of The New Inn
307(2)
An Elegy upon the Death of Dr. Donne, Dean of Paul's
309(2)
In Answer of an Elegiacal Letter, upon the Death of the King of Sweden, from Aurelian Townshend, Inviting Me to Write on That Subject
311(3)
To a Lady That Desired I Would Love Her
314(1)
To My Friend G. IN., from Wrest
315(2)
A Song ["Ask me no more where Jove bestows"]
317(2)
James Shirley (1596-1666)
319(8)
From Poems (1646)
321(6)
Cupid's Call
321(1)
To Odelia
321(1)
Love for Enjoying
322(1)
To the Excellent Pattern of Beauty and Virtue, Lady Elizabeth, Countess of Ormonde
323(1)
To a Lady upon a Looking-Class Sent
324(1)
Two Gentlemen That Broke Their Promise of a Meeting, Made When They Drank Claret
324(1)
The Garden
325(1)
From The Contention of Ajax and Ulysses for the Armor of Achilles (1659)
326(3)
Dirge
326(1)
Mildmay Fane (1600-1666)
327(10)
From Otia Sacra (1648)
329(8)
My Country Audit
329(1)
My Observation at Sea
329(2)
A Dedication of My First Son
331(1)
Upon the Times
332(1)
My Close-Committee
332(1)
In Praise of Fidelia
333(1)
To Retiredness
334(3)
Thomas Randolph (1605-1635)
337(12)
From Poems, with The Muses' Looking-Glass and Amyntas (1638)
339(10)
A Gratulatory to Mr. Ben Jonson for His Adopting of Him To Be His Son
339(1)
Upon the Loss of His Little Finger
340(1)
An Elegy
341(1)
An Ode to Mr. Anthony Stafford to Hasten Him into the Country
342(2)
On the Death of a Nightingale
344(1)
A Mask for Lydia
344(2)
Upon Love Fondly Refused for Conscience's Sake
346(3)
William Habington (1605-1654)
349(10)
From Castara (1640)
351(8)
To Roses in the Bosom of Castara
351(1)
To Castara ["Do not their profane orgies hear"]
351(1)
To a Wanton
352(1)
To the World. The Perfection of Love
353(1)
To a Friend, Inviting Him to a Meeting upon Promise
354(1)
To Castara, upon Beauty
355(1)
Against Them Who Lay Unchastity to the Sex of Women
355(1)
To Castara, upon an Embrace
356(1)
Nox Nocti Indicat Scientiam. David
356(3)
Edmund Waller (1606-1687)
359(18)
From Poems (1686)
361(16)
To the King, on His Navy
361(1)
The Story of Phoebus and Daphne Applied
362(1)
Upon Ben Jonson
362(1)
At Penshurst ["Had Sacharissa lived when mortals made"]
363(1)
The Battle of the Summer Islands
364(5)
On a Girdle
369(1)
Song ["Go, lovely rose!"]
369(1)
On St. James's Park, As Lately Improved by His Majesty
370(3)
Of English Verse
373(1)
Of the Last Verses in the Book
374(3)
John Milton (1608-1674)
377(32)
From Poems (1645)
379(25)
On the Morning of Christ's Nativity
379(8)
On Time
387(1)
On Shakespeare
387(1)
L'Allegro
388(4)
Il Penseroso
392(4)
Sonnet 7 ["How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of youth"]
396(1)
Sonnet 8 ["Captain or colonel, or knight in arms"]
397(1)
Sonnet 9 ]"Lady that in the prime of earliest youth"]
397(1)
Lycidas
398(6)
From Poems (1673)
404(5)
Sonnet 12 ["I did but prompt the age to quit their clogs"]
404(1)
Sonnet 13: To Mr. H. Lawes, on his Airs
404(1)
Sonnet 16: To the Lord General Cromwell, May 1652
405(1)
Sonnet 18: On the Late Massacre in Piedmont
406(1)
Sonnet 19 ["When I consider how my light is spent"]
406(1)
Sonnet 20 ["Lawrence of virtuous father virtuous son"]
407(1)
Sonnet 23 ["Methought I saw my late espousèd saint"]
407(2)
Sir John Suckling (1609-1641)
409(20)
From Fragmenta Aurea (1646)
411(16)
Loving and Beloved
411(1)
A Sessions of the Poets
412(3)
Sonnets
415(3)
I
415(1)
II
416(1)
III
417(1)
Against Fruition [1]
418(1)
Upon My Lady Carlisle's Walking in Hampton Court Garden
419(1)
"That none beguiled be by time's quick flowing"
420(1)
Against Fruition [2]
421(1)
A Ballad upon a Wedding
421(4)
"My dearest rival, lest our love"
425(1)
Song ["Why so pale and wan, fond lover?"]
426(1)
From The Last Remains of Sir John Suckling (1659)
427(2)
"Out upon it! I have loved"
427(1)
A Song to a Lute
427(2)
William Cartwright (1611-1643)
429(6)
From Comedies, Tragi-Comedies, With Other Poems (1651)
431(4)
To Mr. W.B., at the Birth of His First Child
431(1)
To Chloe, Who Wished Herself Young Enough for Me
432(1)
A Valediction
433(1)
No Platonic Love
433(2)
James Graham (1612-1650)
435(4)
From A Choice Collection of Comic and Serious Scots Poems (1711)
437(2)
"My dear and only love, 1 pray"
437(2)
Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672)
439(12)
From The Tenth Muse Latch Sprung up in America (1650)
441(10)
The Prologue
441(1)
A Dialogue between Old England and New...
442(9)
Richard Crashaw (1612/13-1649)
451(26)
From Steps to the Temple (1646)
453(2)
Upon the Infant Martyrs
453(1)
Upon the Ass that Bore Our Savior
453(1)
Upon Lazarus His Tears
453(1)
On the Wounds of Our Crucified Lord
453(1)
On Mr. G. Herbert's Book
454(1)
From Delights of the Muses (1646)
455(4)
Music's Duel
455(4)
From Carmen Deo Nostro (1652)
459(18)
In the Holy Nativity of Our Lord God: A Hymn Sung as by the Shepherds
459(3)
Saint Mary Magdalene or The Weeper
462(5)
A Hymn to the Name and Honor of the Admirable Saint Teresa
467(4)
The Flaming Heart
471(3)
To the Noblest and Best of Ladies, The Countess of Denbigh
474(3)
Sir John Denham (1615-1669)
477(12)
From Poems and Translations (1668)
479(10)
Cooper's Hill
479(10)
Richard Lovelace (1618-1657/8)
489(20)
From Lucasta (1649)
491(9)
To Lucasta. Going Beyond the Seas. Song. Set by Mr. Henry Lawes
491(1)
To Lucasta. Going to the Wars. Song. Set by Mr. John Lanière
491(1)
To Amarantha, That She Would Dishevel Her Hair. Song. Set by Mr. Henry Lawes
492(1)
Gratiana Dancing and Singing
493(1)
The Scrutiny. Song. Set by Mr. Thomas Charles
493(1)
The Grasshopper. Ode. To My Noble Friend, Mr. Charles Cotton
494(1)
The Vintage to the Dungeon. A Song. Set by Mr. William Lawes
495(1)
To Lucasta. From Prison. An Epode
496(1)
To Althea. From Prison. Song. Set by Dr. John Wilson
497(1)
La Bella Bona Roba
498(1)
The Fair Beggar
499(1)
From Lucasta. Posthume Poems (1659)
500(9)
The Snail
500(1)
A Loose Saraband
501(2)
Love Made in the First Age. To Chloris
503(1)
A Mock-Song
504(1)
A Fly Caught in a Cobweb
505(1)
Advice to My Best Brother, Colonel Francis Lovelace
506(3)
Abraham Cowley (1618-1667)
509(22)
From The Works of Mr. Abraham Cowley (1668)
511(10)
From Miscellanies
511(8)
The Motto
511(1)
Ode. Of Wit
512(2)
On the Death of Mr. William Hervey
514(4)
On the Death of Mr. Crashaw
518(1)
From Anacreontics; Or, Some Copies of Verses Translated Periphrastically out of Anacreon
519(2)
I. Love
519(1)
VIII. The Epicure
520(1)
X. The Grasshopper
520(1)
From The Mistress
521(3)
The Spring
521(1)
Platonic Love
522(1)
Against Fruition
523(1)
From Pindaric Odes
524(3)
To Mr. Hobbes
524(3)
From Verses Written on Several Occasions
527(4)
Ode. Upon Dr. Harvey
527(4)
Andrew Marvell (1621-1678)
531(52)
From Miscellaneous Poems (1681)
533(50)
A Dialogue between the Resolved Soul and Created Pleasure
533(2)
On a Drop of Dew
535(1)
The Coronet
536(1)
Eyes and Tears
537(1)
Bermudas
538(1)
A Dialogue between the Soul and Body
539(1)
The Nymph Complaining for the Death of Her Fawn
540(3)
To His Coy Mistress
543(1)
The Definition of Love
544(2)
The Picture of Little T.C. in a Prospect of Flowers
546(1)
The Mower against Gardens
547(1)
Damon the Mower
548(2)
The Mower to the Glowworms
550(1)
The Mower's Song
551(1)
Music's Empire
552(1)
The Garden
553(3)
An Horatian Ode upon Cromwell's Return from Ireland
556(3)
Upon Appleton House
559(24)
Henry Vaughan (1621?-1695)
583(30)
From Poems (1646)
585(2)
To My Ingenuous Friend, R.W.
585(1)
To Amoret, of the Difference 'twixt Him and Other Lovers, and What True Love Is
586(1)
From Silex Scintillans, Part I (1650)
587(17)
Regeneration
587(3)
The Search
590(2)
The Shower
592(1)
Distraction
593(1)
The Pursuit
594(1)
Vanity of Spirit
594(1)
The Retreat
595(1)
The Morning Watch
596(1)
Peace
597(1)
["And do they so? Have they a sense"]
597(1)
Corruption
598(1)
The World
599(3)
Man 6o
["I walked the other day..."]
602(2)
From Silex Scintillans, Part II (1655)
604(9)
["They are all gone into the world of light!"]
604(1)
Cock-crowing
605(1)
The Bird
606(1)
The Timber
607(2)
The Dwelling Place
609(1)
The Night
609(2)
Quickness
611(1)
The Book
612(1)
Margaret Cavendish (1623-1673)
613(14)
From Poems and Fancies (1664)
615(12)
The Poetress's Hasty Resolution
615(1)
The Poetress's Petition
615(1)
An Apology for Writing So Much upon This Book
616(1)
A World Made by Atoms
616(1)
What Atoms Make a Palsy, or Apoplexy
617(1)
In All Other Diseases Atoms Are Mixed, Taking Parts and Factions
617(1)
All Things Are Governed by Atoms
617(1)
A War betwixt Atoms
617(1)
Atoms and Motion Fall Out
618(1)
An Agreement of Some Kind of Motion with Some Kind of Atoms
618(1)
Motion Directs while Atoms Dance
618(1)
If Infinite Worlds, There Must Be Infinite Centers
618(1)
Of Infinite Matter
619(1)
Of the Motion of the Blood
619(1)
Of Many Worlds in This World
620(1)
The Hunting of the Hare
620(3)
A Description of an Island
623(1)
The Ruin of This Island
624(2)
Upon the Funeral of My Dear Brother, Killed in These Unhappy Wars
626(1)
Thomas Stanley (1625-1678)
627(8)
From Poems (1651)
629(4)
The Glowworm
629(1)
Changed, Yet Constant
629(2)
Celia Singing
631(1)
Love's Innocence
631(1)
La Belle Confidente
632(1)
The Bracelet
632(1)
From Poems and Translations (1647)
633(2)
Expectation
633(2)
John Dryden (1631-1700)
635(18)
From Three Poems upon the Death of His Highness Oliver Lord Protector (1659)
637(6)
Heroic Stanzas
637(6)
Astraea Redux (1660)
643(7)
From Chorea Gigantism (1663)
650(3)
To My Honored Friend, Dr. Charleton
650(3)
Katherine Philips (1631-1664)
653(16)
From Poems (1667)
655(14)
Upon the Double Murder of king, Charles I...
655(1)
Arion on a Dolphin, To His Majesty at His Passage into England
656(1)
On the Third of September, 1651
657(1)
Friendship's Mystery, To My Dearest Lucasia
658(2)
A Retired Friendship, To Ardelia
660(1)
To the Excellent Mrs. Anne Owen...
661(1)
To My Excellent Lucasia, on Our Friendship
662(1)
To Mrs. M.A. at Parting
662(2)
A Country Life
664(3)
Epitaph. On Her Son H.P. at St. Sith's Church
667(1)
Against Love
667(1)
An Answer to Another Persuading a Lady to Marriage
668(1)
Thomas Traherne (163 7-1 674)
669(21)
From the Dobell Folio
671(9)
The Salutation
671(1)
Wonder
672(2)
Eden
674(1)
The Rapture
675(1)
My Spirit
676(3)
Love
679(1)
From The Third Century
680(2)
On News
680(2)
From the Burney Manuscript
682(39)
The Return
682(1)
Shadows in the Water
682(2)
On Leaping over the Moon
684(6)
Textual Notes
Aernilia Langer
690(1)
John Donne
690(2)
Ben Jonson
692(3)
Richard Corbett
695(1)
Lady Mary Wroth
696(1)
Robert Herrick
696(1)
George Herbert
697(5)
Thomas Carew
702(1)
James Shirley
703(2)
Mildmav Fane
705(1)
Thomas Randolph
705(1)
William Habington
706(1)
Edmund Waller
706(1)
John Milton
707(1)
Sir John Suckling
707(1)
William Cartwright
708(1)
James Graham
708(1)
Anne Bradstreet
708(1)
Richard Crashaw
709(1)
Sir John Denham
710(2)
Richard Lovelace
712(1)
Abraham Cowley
713(1)
Andrew Marvell
713(2)
Henry Vaughan
715(1)
Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle
715(1)
Thomas Stanley
716(1)
John Dryden
716(1)
Katherine Philips
717(1)
Thomas Traherne
717(4)
Criticism
SEVENTEENTH- AND EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY CRITICISM
721(28)
Ben Jonson
From Timber, or Discoveries
721(9)
[Poets and "Wits"]
721(4)
[Knowledge and Ignorance]
725(1)
[Language and Learning]
725(2)
[Poets and Poetry]
727(3)
Ben Jonson
From Conversations with William Drummond of Hawthornden
730(3)
Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon
From The Life of Edward, Earl of Clarendon
733(1)
John Dryden
734(2)
[Observations on Jonson's Art]
734(1)
[Donne "Affects the Metaphysics"]
735(1)
Dr. Samuel Johnson
From Lives of the English Poets
736(13)
[Waller]
736(2)
[Denham]
738(1)
[Cowley]
739(5)
[Dryden]
744
RECENT CRITICISM
Lawrence Babb
The Physiology and Psychology of the Renaissance
749(15)
T.S. Eliot
The Metaphysical Poets
764(7)
William Empson
Donne the Space Man
771(24)
Janel Mueller
Women among the Metaphysicals: A Case, Mostly, of Being Donne For
795(10)
Earl Miner
[The Cavalier Ideal of the Good Life]
805(12)
Raymond Williams
Pastoral and Counter-Pastoral
817(6)
Ann Baynes Coiro
Writing in Service: Sexual Politics and Class Position in the Poetry of Aemilia Lanyer and Ben Jonson
823(15)
Gordon Braden
Beyond Frustration: Petrarchan Laurels in the Seventeenth Century
838(13)
William Kerrigan
Kiss Fancies in Robert Herrick
851(11)
Gerald Hammond
Caught in the Web of Dreams: The Dead
862(13)
Aldous Huxley
[The Inner Weather]
875(1)
W.H. Auden
[Anglican George Herbert]
875(3)
Joseph H. Summers
The Poem as Hieroglyph
878(12)
Michael Schoenfeldt
"That Spectacle of Too Much Weight": The Poetics of Sacrifice in Donne, Herbert, and Milton
890(17)
Eavan Boland
Finding Anne Bradstreet
907(11)
William Empson
Marvell's 'Garden'
918(3)
Joseph H. Summers
Marvell's "Nature"
921(10)
Leah Marcus
Children of Light: Vaughan and Traherne
931(24)
William Kerrigan
Transformations of Friendship in the Work of Katherine Philips
955(16)
Select Bibliography 971(10)
Index 981

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