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The Poetry of Mildmay Fane, Second Earl of Westmorland Poems from the Fulbeck, Harvard and Westmorland Manuscripts

by Earl of Mildmay Fane Westmorland

The Poetry of Mildmay Fane, Second Earl of Westmorland Poems from the Fulbeck, Harvard and Westmorland Manuscripts Synopsis

This edition of some five hundred recently-discovered poems by Mildmay Fane, second Earl of Westmorland presents the largest collection of 'new' seventeenth-century poetry since Traherne's poems were published almost a century ago. Until the rediscovery of these manuscripts, 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. Fane's agonised and changing representation of an England turned upside-down and back again, and of its everyday social as well as political life, is meticulously annotated in this first edition. It uses Fane's surviving account books and letters, as well as a wealth of other contemporary information, to contextualise his poems in a way rarely possible with other early modern writers. The resulting text provides fascinating and revealing insights for cultural and political historians, as well as for all readers of English poetry. -- .

The Poetry of Mildmay Fane, Second Earl of Westmorland Poems from the Fulbeck, Harvard and Westmorland Manuscripts Press Reviews

The volume opens up a fascinating and extensive body of mid-seventeenth century poetry for the first time' Joad Raymond, Literature and HistoryA

Book Information

ISBN: 9780719080654
Publication date: 1st June 2009
Author: Earl of Mildmay Fane Westmorland
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 480 pages
Categories: Poetry by individual poets,

About Earl of Mildmay Fane Westmorland

Tom Cain is Professor of Early Modern Literature at the University of East Anglia -- .

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