Bibliotheca Anglo-Poetica; Or a Descriptive Catalogue of a Rare and Rich Collection of Early English Poetry ... Illustrated by Occasional Extracts and Remarks, Critical and Biographical

Bibliotheca Anglo-Poetica; Or a Descriptive Catalogue of a Rare and Rich Collection of Early English Poetry ... Illustrated by Occasional Extracts and Remarks, Critical and Biographical

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1815 edition. Excerpt: ...Quarto, pp. 96..... 15. Of this poem the two first sestyads and about one hundred lines of the third were written by Christopher Marlow, and the remainder by George Chapman. It is dedicated " To the Right W'o1-shipfull, Sir Thomas Walsingham, Knight," and subscribed E. B. which initials are probably intended for Edmund Bolton.A portrait of Chapman from a rare print faces the title. " If Marlow," says Mr. Malone (in his edition of Shakspeare, vol. 10, p. 72), " had lived to finish his Hero and Leander, he perhaps might have contested the palm with Shakespeare."--Ol(lys points out John Davies's compliment to Chapman in his " Scourge of Folly," and says he calls him " Treasurer of the Poets Company: " Indeed (adds Oldys) his head was a Poetical Treasury or Chronicle of whatsoever was memorable among the Poets of his time: which made him latterly much resorted to by the young gentry of good parts and education. But he was choice of his company, shy of loose, shallow, and vain associates, and preserved, in his own conduct, the true dignity of poetry; which he compared to the Flower of the Sun, that disdains to open its leaves to the eye of a smoking taper.--Langbaine MS. in Mus. Brit. 488. M.utLow AND CrmPMAN.---Another copy of the same work.--L0nd0n.-printed by N. Olres jbr William Leake, and are to be sold at his shop in Chancery-lane neare the Roules, 16157. Quarto, pp. 80..... 4-. 4-s..489. MARLOW AND DAv1s.--All Ovids Elegies: 3 Books. By C. M. (Christopher Marlow) Epi grams by J. D. (Sir John Davis)-MoRocco.--At Middlebovrgh. (no date, but circa 1596.) Small octavo, pp. 96... 7. 73. These Elegies of Ovid by Marlow, and Epigrams by Sir John Davis, were...show more

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  • Paperback | 154 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236958225
  • 9781236958228