The Mirror for Magistrates

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H i I 41 1 ffje jWtrror for f EDITED from ORIGINAL TEXTS in the HUNTINGTON LIBRARY by LILY B. CAMPBELL I I I I 1 BARNES NOBLE, INC. . NEW YORK PUBLISHERS . BOOKSELLERS . SINCE 1873 Published in 1938 by the Cambridge University Press Reprinted by Barnes Noble, Inc. by Special Arrangement with the Cambridge University Press All rights reserved First printing, 1960 PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Contents Introduction pages 3-60 Tragedies of the 1559 Edition 61-240 Prefaces to the 1559 Edition 63 1. Robert Tresilian, Chief Justice of England 73 2. The Two Rogers, surnamed Mortimers 82 3. Thomas of Woodstock, Duke of Gloucester 91 4. Lord Mowbray 101 5. King Richard the Second in 6. Owen Glendower 120 7. Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland 132 8. Richard, Earl of Cambridge 139 9. Thomas Montague, Earl of Salisbury 143 10. King James the First 155 n. William de la Pole, Duke of Suffolk 162 12. Jack Cade 171 1 3 . Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York 182 14. Lord Clifford 192 15. John Tiptoft, Earl of Worcester 197 1 6. Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick 205 17. King Henry the Sixth 212 1 8. George Plantagenet, Duke of Clarence 220 19. King Edward the Fourth 236 CONTENTS Tragedies Added in the Edition of 1563 P a g es 241-421 Preface to the Second Part of the 1563 Edition 243 20. Anthony Woodville, Lord Rivers and Scales 245 21. Lord Hastings 268 Sackvilles Induction 298 22. Henry, Duke of Buckingham 318 23. The Poet Collingbourne 347 24. Richard Plantagenet, Duke of Gloucester 360 25. Shores Wife 373 26. Edmund, Duke of Somerset 388 27. The Blacksmith 402 Tragedies Added in the Edition of 1578 427-460 28. Eleanor Cobham, Duchess of Gloucester 432 29. Humphrey Plantagenet, Duke ofGloucester 445 Tragedies Added in the Edition of 1587 461-51 1 30. Sir Nicholas Burdet 463 31. King James the Fourth 483 32. The Battle of Brampton or Flodden Field 489 33. Cardinal Wolsey 495 Appendices 513-554 A. Description of the Huntington Library Copies of the Texts 5I B. Indexes Showing the Arrangement of the Tragedies in the Various Editions 522 C. Collation of MS 364 in St Johns College, Cambridge, with Sackvilles Induction and Tragedy 22 532 D. Collation of Poems in Harleian MS 2252 with Tragedies 31 and 32 548 vi Illustrations IN COLLOTYPE Tide-page and Verso from the Dyce Copy of Way lands Edition of Lydgate frontispiece By the courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum Title-page from the Undated Wayland Edition of Lydgate pages A Page from the Undated Wayland Edition of Lydgate Additional Tide-page sometimes bound with Way lands Edition of Lydgate Verso of Additional Tide-page sometimes bound between 6 j with Waylands Edition of Lydgate The Recto and Verso of the Single Leaf extant from between the Suppressed Edition of the Mirror for Magistrates 8 9 The Verso of Fol. 39 introduced as a cancel into the 1578 Edition facing 430 LINE BLOCKS IN THE TEXT The Tide-page of the 1559 Edition 62 The Tide-page of the 1563 Edition 242 The Tide-page of the 1571 Edition 423 The Last Page of the Index to the 1571 Edition 424 The Tide-page of the 1574 Edition 425 The Tide-page of the 1575 Edition 426 The Tide-page of the 1578 Edition 428 The Original FoL 39 Recto and Verso from the 1578 Edition 429, 430 The Tide-page of the 1587 Edition 462 vii THE MIRROR for MAGISTRATES f INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION SINCE the publication of Wartons History of English Poetry, 1 some account of the Mirrorfor Magistrates has been included in almost every history of English literature. 2 Bibliographers have recognized as intriguing the complex history of its printing. 3 Sackvilles induction has been decreed the best poem in English between Chaucer and Spenser and is duly incorporated in anthologies of the period. Historians of the drama have from time to time noted that the work contains tragedies which in the reign of Elizabeth were remade in dramatic form...

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[The Mirror for Magistrates], by William Baldwin et all edited by Lily B campbell “note wel the cause of my decay and fall, And make a mirrour for Magistrates all.” A mirror for magistrates is a ... Read full review

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“note wel the cause of my decay and fall, And make a mirrour for Magistrates all.” A mirror for magistrates is a collection of Tudor poems originally edited by William Baldwin. The first collection ... Read full review

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