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Selected Poems : Abraham Cowley - Abraham Cowley

Selected Poems

Abraham Cowley

Paperback Published: 27th February 2013
ISBN: 9781857541199
Number Of Pages: 112

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Abraham Cowley (1618-67) was one of the most popular English poets of his time. 'He must always,' said Dryden, 'be thought a great poet.' His work was held in high esteem by Milton, Johnson (who wrote one of the greatest of his Lives about him), Pope and Wordsworth.
He has been unduly neglected in our century, and this selection, with critical introduction and annotations, is designed to re-introduce Cowley to modern readers as a writer of intrinsic rather than merely historical interest. His restoration to the available canon is timely: his poetry has lessons for the latter years of this century much as Donne's had for the poets of the early twentieth century.
Abraham Cowley: Selected Poems is the only affordable selection of his work currently in print, and usefully complements the multi-volume library edition being produced by the University of Delaware Press.

Principal Dates in Cowley's Life
Introduction: The Pleasures of Cowley
Note on Texts
Anacreontics: Lovep. 1
Anacreontics: Drinkingp. 1
Anacreontics: Beautyp. 2
Anacreontics: The Duelp. 3
Anacreontics: Agep. 4
Anacreontics: The Accountp. 4
Anacreontics: Goldp. 5
Anacreontics: The Epicurep. 6
Anacreontics: Anotherp. 6
Anacreontics: The Grasshopperp. 7
Anacreontics: The Swallowp. 8
Elegy upon Anacreonp. 9
The Chronicle: A Balladp. 12
Ode: Acme and Septimiusp. 16
Ode: In imitation of Horace his Ode (1.5)p. 18
Brutusp. 20
To Mr Hobbesp. 23
On the Death of Mr William Herveyp. 26
On the Death of Mr Crashawp. 31
Ode, upon Dr Harveyp. 33
The Tree of Knowledgep. 37
Lifep. 38
Against Hopep. 40
For Hopep. 41
To the New Yearp. 43
Seneca, from Thyestes: Act 2 Chorusp. 45
Horace: Book 3, Ode 1p. 46
'Begin'p. 48
'Hell', from the Davideis, Book 1p. 48
The Wishp. 50
A translation of Virgil, Georgics, Book 2p. 51
Horace: Epode 2p. 55
The Country Mousep. 57
Claudian's Old Man of Veronap. 59
The Complaintp. 60
In Imitation of Martial's Epigram (Book 5, Epigram 20)p. 65
The Musep. 67
The Praise of Pindarp. 69
The Resurrectionp. 71
Destinyp. 73
Ode: Of Witp. 75
'The Music of Creation', from the Davideis, Book 1p. 78
Notesp. 81
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ISBN: 9781857541199
ISBN-10: 1857541197
Series: Fyfield Books
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 27th February 2013
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.16

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