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The Poetical Decameron, or Ten Conversations on English Poets and Poetry, Particularly of the Reigns of Elizabeth and James I. (Paperback) Loot Price: R384
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The Poetical Decameron, or Ten Conversations on English Poets and Poetry, Particularly of the Reigns of Elizabeth and James I....

The Poetical Decameron, or Ten Conversations on English Poets and Poetry, Particularly of the Reigns of Elizabeth and James I. (Paperback)

John Payne Collier

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1820 Excerpt: ...a copy of it printed in 1588? Bommn. Never; those dated before 1600 are all very difficult to be procured: indeedI never saw a copy of it sold, let the date be what it would, under several guineas. I have fortunately two, one of them dated in 1636, and the other as late as 1694, and I have seen a third printed as recently, I think, as 1724. Observe on the title-page of this edition of 1694 there is a curious wood-cut, containing a summary of the history, like the plates to Orlando Furioso. In the distance, as far as distance is preserved in so rude a representation, is the sea, with a boat and child upon it; on one side, but more in front, is a shepherdess tending her flock; and in the fore-ground the hero in armour, and heroine in a court dress, holding each other by the hand. The edition of 1636, which is the most valuable, has no such ornament, and bears the following title: " The Pleasant Historie of Dorastus and_Fawnia. Wherein is discovered, that although by the meanes of sinister Fortune, Truth may be concealed, yet by Time, in spight of Fortune, it is manifestly revealed. Pleasant for age to avoyd drowsie thoughts, Profitable for Youth to avoyd other wanton Pastimes, And bringing to both a desired Content. T emporis jilia Veritas. By Robert Greene, Master of Arts in Cambridge. Omne tulit punclum qui miscuit utile dulci." London, Ste. 1636. MoivTon. The edition of 1694, I observe, omits a part of that title, in order to make room for the barbarous wood-cut. I also perceive at the back of the title-page of 1694, a poem which is not in the copy of 1636. Bounnn. It is not, and you will find that the lines are not contemptible. I suppose the printer in 1686 did not think it worth while to insert them, though it is unquestionably an important o...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: John Payne Collier
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 82
ISBN-13: 978-1-235-94849-7
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-235-94849-8
Barcode: 9781235948497

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