University of Toronto Press, Jan 1, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 448 pages
This is the first modern edition and translation of the writings of the Neo-Latin poet Elizabeth Jane Weston (c. 1581-1612), the stepdaughter of Edward Kelley, court alchemist of Rudolf II in Prague. Turning to the composition of Latin poems as a means of seeking financial support for herself and her family after Kelley's disgrace and death, Weston became widely celebrated as the 'Virgo Angla' and was held in high esteem in the international republic of letters of her time. This collection of poems and letters written by her, to her, and, occasionally, about her, sheds new light on the possibilities of artistic self-representation available to women at the end of the sixteenth century. The core of the edition (which contains the Latin text along with a facing-page English translation) is Weston's Parthenica (c. 1608), supplemented by a wide range of individual poems found in various European libraries.The editors have identified proper names and allusions where possible, while leaving to others the task of evaluating Weston's achievement.
Readers of this edition will be fascinated by the evidence of a woman whose orphaned state seems to have enabled her to write freely and to be praised and published to a degree denied women under the tutelage of father or husband. This edition should be an indispensable part of the growing library of women writers in the early modern period.
Winner of the Josephine Roberts Award, presented by the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women
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From Poemata 1602
Carmen ad Rudolphum II 1601
Manuscript letter from Weston to Joseph Scaliger 1602
In Obitum Ioannae nd
Balthasar Exner 15761624
Hermann Fabronius Mosemann 15701634
Joannes Petrus Lotichius 15981669
Bernhard Praetorius of Nurnberg 15671616
Vota MansfeldWartenberg marriage 1608
Ad Matthiam Secundum 1612
Other Tributes to Westonia
In beatissimum decessum Westoniae 1612
Andreas Calagius 15491609
Georgius Carolides 15691612
Blackwell Synergy - Literature Compass, Volume 4 Issue 3 Page 751 ...
Regarding the international fame of Weston, or ‘Westonia’, in their introduction to Elizabeth Jane Weston: Collected Writings (2000), Cheney and Hosington ...
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