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Metaphysical Poetry : Penguin Classics -  Colin Burrow

Metaphysical Poetry

Penguin Classics

Paperback Published: 25th May 2006
ISBN: 9780140424447
Number Of Pages: 400
For Ages: 18+ years old

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Spanning the Elizabethan age to the Restoration and beyond, Metaphysical poetry reacted to a time of startling progress, scientific discovery, unrivalled exploration and deep religious uncertainty. This compelling collection of the best and most enjoyable poems from the era includes tightly argued lyrics, erotic and libertine considerations of love, divine poems and elegies of lament by such great figures as Donne, Herbert, Marvell and Vaughan, alongside pieces from many other less well-known but equally fascinating poets of the age, such as Anne Bradstreet, Katherine Philips and Thomas Traherne. Widely varied in theme, all are characterized by their use of startling metaphors, imagery and language to express the uncertainty of an age, and a profound desire for originality that was to prove deeply influential on later poets and in particular poets of the Modernist movement such as T. S. Eliot.

About The Author

Colin Burrow is Reader in Renaissance and Comparative Literature at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. He has edited Shakespeare's Sonnets for OUP and The Complete Works of Ben Jonson, and is working on the Eizabethan volume of the Oxford English Literary History. Colin Burrow is Reader in Renaissance and Comparative Literature at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. He has edited Shakespeare's Sonnets for OUP and The Complete Works of Ben Jonson, and is working on the Eizabethan volume of the Oxford English Literary History.

A hymn to my God in a night of my late sicknessp. 3
On his mistress, the Queen of Bohemiap. 3
The fleap. 4
The good morrowp. 5
Songp. 6
Woman's constancyp. 7
The undertakingp. 7
The sun risingp. 8
The canonizationp. 9
The triple foolp. 11
Songp. 12
Air and angelsp. 13
The anniversaryp. 14
Twickenham gardenp. 15
Valediction to his bookp. 16
The dreamp. 18
A valediction of weepingp. 19
The cursep. 20
A nocturnal upon St. Lucy's day, being the shortest dayp. 21
The apparitionp. 22
A valediction : forbidding mourningp. 23
The ecstasyp. 24
The funeralp. 27
The relicp. 28
Elegy : to his mistress going to bedp. 29
Elegy : his picturep. 30
'As due by many titles'p. 31
'At the round Earth's imagined corners'p. 31
'Death be not proud'p. 32
'What if this present'p. 32
'Batter my heart'p. 33
'Since she whom I loved'p. 33
Good Friday, 1613 : riding westwardp. 34
A hymn to Christ, at the author's last going into Germanyp. 35
A hymn to God the Fatherp. 36
Hymn to God my God, in my sicknessp. 37
[Parted souls]p. 38
Elegy over a tombp. 39
The thoughtp. 40
Sonnet : on the groves near Merlou Castlep. 42
An ode upon a question moved, whether love should continue for ever?p. 42
A meditation upon his wax candle burning outp. 47
A dialogue betwixt time and a pilgrimp. 49
'Though regions far divided'p. 51
Pure simple lovep. 53
To Cynthia : on her embracesp. 56
To Cynthia : on her mother's deceasep. 57
Upon platonic love : to mistress Cicely Crofts, maid of honourp. 58
The legacyp. 60
The exequyp. 62
Sic Vitap. 65
A contemplation upon flowersp. 65
On a monumentp. 66
The altarp. 67
Redemptionp. 67
Easter wingsp. 68
Prayer (I)p. 69
Jordan (I)p. 69
Church-monumentsp. 70
Virtuep. 71
The pearl : Matthew 13p. 71
Mortificationp. 73
Affliction (IV)p. 74
Lifep. 75
Jordan (II)p. 76
The pilgrimagep. 76
The collarp. 78
The pulleyp. 79
The flowerp. 80
Aaronp. 81
The forerunnersp. 82
Disciplinep. 83
Deathp. 85
Doomsdayp. 86
Love (III)p. 87
Perseverancep. 87
Church festivalsp. 88
To my mistress sitting by a river's side : an eddyp. 89
To my mistress in absencep. 90
A rapturep. 91
To a lady that desired I would love herp. 95
To my worthy friend master George Sandys, on his translation of the Psalmsp. 97
A songp. 98
The second rapturep. 99
An elegy upon the death of the dean of St. Paul's, Dr. John Donnep. 100
The presentp. 103
The vow-breachp. 104
The reconcilementp. 105
Upon his picturep. 106
To timep. 106
Against them who lay unchastity to the sex of womanp. 107
Nox Nocti indicat scientiam (David)p. 108
For the lady Olivia Porter :a present, upon a new year's dayp. 110
Song : to two lovers condemned to diep. 110
The dream : to Mr. George Porterp. 111
Songp. 115
Song : Endymion Porter, and Oliviap. 116
Songp. 117
The budp. 118
An apology for having loved beforep. 118
Of the last verses in the bookp. 119
On timep. 120
At a solemn musicp. 121
On Shakespeare : 1630p. 122
Sonnet IIp. 122
[Love's clock]p. 123
Against fruitionp. 124
[The constant lover]p. 125
Farewell to lovep. 126
Constancyp. 128
'Lord, when the wise men'p. 129
'Madam, 'tis true'p. 130
Elegy on Dr. Donnep. 131
A sigh sent to his absent lovep. 133
No platonic lovep. 134
A letter to her husband, absent upon public employmentp. 135
On Mr. George Herbert's book entitled 'the temple of sacred poems', sent to a gentlewomanp. 136
To the noblest and best of ladies, the countess of Denbigh :persuading her to resolution in religion, and to render herself without further delay into the communion of the Catholic Churchp. 136
A hymn of the nativity, sung as by the shepherdsp. 138
New year's dayp. 143
Upon the body of our blessed Lord, naked and bloodyp. 144
Saint Mary Magdalene, or the weeperp. 144
A hymn to the name and honour of the admirable Saint Teresap. 151
An epitaph upon a young married couple dead and buried togetherp. 156
Mr. Crashaw's answer for hopep. 156
The hecatomb to his mistressp. 158
The anti-platonicp. 161
To the same : the tearsp. 162
On myself being sick of a feverp. 163
To her at her departurep. 164
Sonnet : to his mistress confinedp. 165
Written in juice of lemonp. 166
All-over, lovep. 168
Against hopep. 169
The enjoymentp. 170
My picturep. 171
Ode : of witp. 172
On the death of Mr. Crashawp. 174
Hymn to lightp. 177
Song : to Lucasta, going beyond the seasp. 181
Song : to Lucasta, going to the warsp. 182
The grasshopper : to my noble friend Mr. Charles Cotton : odep. 183
To Althea, from prison : songp. 185
La Bella Bona Robap. 186
A dialogue between the resolved soul and created pleasurep. 187
On a drop of dewp. 190
The coronetp. 191
Bermudasp. 192
A dialogue between the soul and bodyp. 193
The nymph complaining for the death of her fawnp. 195
To his coy mistressp. 198
Mourningp. 199
The definition of lovep. 201
The picture of little T. C. in a prospect of flowersp. 202
Damon the mowerp. 204
The gardenp. 207
An Horatian ode upon Cromwell's return from Irelandp. 209
Regenerationp. 213
The retreatp. 216
The morning-watchp. 217
'Silence, and stealth of days'p. 218
Unprofitablenessp. 219
Idle versep. 219
The worldp. 220
Manp. 222
'I walked the other day'p. 223
'They are all gone into the world of light'p. 226
The starp. 227
'As time one day by me did pass'p. 228
The waterfallp. 230
Quicknessp. 231
The quaerep. 232
Love's contentmentp. 232
The glow-wormp. 234
The braceletp. 234
The exequiesp. 235
The lifep. 236
The dartp. 236
To my husbandp. 237
An Epicurean odep. 238
The epitomep. 239
An epitaphp. 239
To my excellent Lucasia, on our friendshipp. 240
A dialogue of friendship multipliedp. 241
Orinda to Lucasiap. 242
The preparativep. 243
Felicityp. 245
Shadows in the waterp. 246
Consummationp. 246
Love and lifep. 251
Song : a young lady to her ancient loverp. 251
Upon nothingp. 252
Greatness in littlep. 255
The echop. 257
On a sunbeamp. 258
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ISBN: 9780140424447
ISBN-10: 014042444X
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 25th May 2006
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.1  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1

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