The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne: The Anniversaries and the Epicedes and obsequies

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Indiana University Press, 1995 - Literary Criticism - 752 pages

The appearance of the first volume . . . is an occasion for celebration. Among the most ambitious and valuable collaborative scholarly enterprises at the end of the twentieth century . . . --Claude J. Summers, Early Modern Literary Studies

. . . especially valuable for its wide-ranging and reliable summaries of textual and critical commentary on these works . . . This variorum edition will be the basis of all future Donne scholarship. --Bibliotèque d'Humanisme et Renaissance

. . . the most important collaborative project in 17th-century studies in recent history . . . --Seventeenth-Century News

A major editorial and interpretive undertaking, this edition includes a newly edited critical text based on exhaustive study of all known manuscripts and significant printed editions of Donne's poetry and a complete digest of critical and scholarly commentary on the poetry from Donne's time to the present.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
xii
Abbreviations Used in the Commentary
xxiii
Symbols and Abbreviations Used in the Textual Apparatus
xxxviii
Introduction to Volume 6
lii
TO THE PRAISE of the Dead and the ANATOMY
5
A FVNERALL ELEGIE
18
The Second Anniuersarie O F THE PROGRES of the Soule
25
Textual Introduction
38
A Hymne to the Saynts and To the Marquesse Hamilton
220
THE ANNIVERSARIES
239
General Commentary
537
incomparable Prince HENRY
586
Commentary on Obsequyes upon the Lord Harrington
612
Commentary on A Hymne to the Saynts and to
646
Works Cited
656
Index of Authors Cited in the Commentary
680

Elegia
103
An Elegie vpon the death of the Ladie Marckam
112
HENRY
160
Obsequyes vpon the Lord Harrington the last that dyed
177
Index of First Lines
687
About the Editors
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Gary A. Stringer is Professor of English at Texas A&M University.

Ted-Larry Pebworth is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

John T. Shawcross is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Kentucky.

Ernest W. Sullivan II is Professor of English at Virginia Tech University.

Paul A. Parrish is Professor of English at Texas A&M University.

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