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Robert Chesters Loves Martyr Or, Rosalins Complaint: With Its Supplement, Diverse Poeticall Essaies on the Turtle and Phoenix

Robert Chester

Published by Cambridge University Press
ISBN 10: 1108067956 / ISBN 13: 9781108067959
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Title: Robert Chesters Loves Martyr Or, Rosalins ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Paperback. 358 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 1.0in.The literary scholar Alexander Balloch Grosart (1827-99) reprinted this allegorical poem by Robert Chester (fl. c. 1586-1604) with an introduction and notes in 1878. Grosart incorrectly identified the poems author as a certain Sir Robert Chester of Royston. Later research suggests Chester served as a chaplain or secretary in the household of the works dedicatee, Sir John Salusbury. Originally printed in 1601, the grandiloquent, meandering poem is chiefly remembered for the works appended to it. These include original poems by Chesters contemporaries, Shakespeare, Jonson, Chapman and Marston, as well as the anonymous Ignoto and Vatum Chorus. All the poems treat Chesters theme, an invented myth describing the chaste, sacrificial love between a phoenix and a turtledove. Scholars continue to debate the identity of the historical figures signified by these birds, especially in Shakespeares cryptic contribution. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781108067959

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