Shakespeares poems and pericles

9781235987304: Shakespeares poems and pericles

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 Excerpt: ...respectively VII, X, Nos. vu, XIII, XIV, XVIII, are all in six-lined stanzas, the metre xiv/and of Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis. They occupy ten of the xvin. thirty-one printed pages of the volume, and confirm the im-$ыь«11" pression given by the four 4 Venus and Adonis' sonnets, that stanzas) Jaggard and Leake were anxious to bring their venture into close touch with Shakespeare's earliest poem. The metre is 1 Dramatists make frequent reference to the song. William Rowley notes in his play A Match at Midnight (1633), how 'the Widdow and my sister sung both one song, and what was't but Cr abbed age and youth cannot live together' Act V, Sc. i (+to), Sign. I г, back). John Ford imitated the song in his Fancies Act iv, Sc. 1) in the lines:--Crabbed age and youth Cannot jump together j One is like good luck, T'other like foul weather. The piece was included in Percy's Reliaues (ed. Wheatley, i. 137). not peculiarly Shakespearean. It is constantly met with not merely in contemporary narrative poetry, but in ballads and lyrics of the popular anthologies, as well as in 'words' for madrigals and part-songs in song-books.1 But Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis was the most notable example of its employment within Jaggard's and Leake's experience. None of Jaggard's five poems in six-lined stanzas are met with in print elsewhere. All are pitched in a more or less amorous key, and treat without much individuality of the tritest themes of the Elizabethan lyrist. No. VII (4 Fair is my loue') is an indictment of a beautiful mistress's fickleness j No. X ('Sweet rose, faire flower') is an elegy on the premature death of a fair friend; No. XIII (' Beauty is but a vaine and doubtful good') is a lament on the evanescence of beauty; No. XIV (' Good ...

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