The Lymond Poetry

The Lymond Poetry

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A beautiful collection of Renaissance poetry, assembled by one of the world's finest historical novelists.Dorothy Dunnett died in November 2001. She left behind this anthology, chosen by her from the hundreds of poems which she used in her world-famous series of novels known as THE LYMOND CHRONICLES. It is a fascinating set of choices, featuring Thomas Wyatt, King James I, extracts from the Psalms, and even an anonymous poem called 'Monologue of a Drunkard' - as Dorothy herself writes, here in one volume is 'the poetry of love, of folk-humour and ballad, the songs of Persian poets and of the troubadours, translated where need be into English.'
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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 127 x 195.6 x 17.8mm | 90.72g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0141012447
  • 9780141012445

Table of contents

"Oh Turkish maid of Shiraz!", Hafiz; "Quoth John to John", Anonymous; "The Lover Laments the Death of his Love", Sir Thomas Wyatt; "The hunt is up", Anonymous; "On his Heid-ake", William Dunbar; "The Ballad of the Frog and the Mouse", Anonymous; "A la fontaine je voudrais", Jean-Antoine De Baif; "Monologue of a Drunkard", Anonymous; "Whoso list to hunt", Sir Thomas Wyatt; "The Ballad of Cospatrick", Anonymous; "Si la noche se hace oscura", Anonymous; "I have a zong suster fer be-zondyn pe se", Anonymous; "Distain me not without desert!", Sir Thomas Wyatt; "Magny et Caron", Olivier De Magny; "Meum est propositum", the Archpoet; "Oime il cor, oime la testa!", Marco Cara; "How Edward the King Came in Braband, and Took Homage of All the Land", Laurence Minot; "God's Providence", John Lydgate; "The Changes of Life", William Dunbar; "L'Homme Arme", Anonymous; "Glasgerion", Anonymous; "Un douix Nenny avec un douix soubzrire", Clement Marot; "I geid the gait wes nevir gane", Anonymous; "They flee from me that sometime did me seek", Sir Thomas Wyatt; "The Nut-Brown Miad", Anonymous; "My lute, awake!", Sir Thomas Wyatt; "Paraphrase of Psalm 22", Metrical Psalms; "Plus estroit que la vigne a l'Ormeau se marie", Pierre De Ronsard; "Juissance vous donneray", Clement Marot; "King Estmere", Anonymous; "Maldiction contre un Envieux", Mellin de Saint-Gelais. (Part contents)
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About Dorothy Dunnett

Dorothy Dunnett earned worldwide acclaim for the masterful blending of historical fact and imagination in her two series of novels, The Lymond Chronicles and The House Of Niccolo. She had a forty-year writing career which earned her huge acclaim, thousands of fans around the world, two magazines, several international conferences devoted to her work and, in 1992, an OBE for her services to literature.
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