1st Edition

The Poems of John Donne: Volume One

Edited By Robin Robbins Copyright 2008
    492 Pages
    by Routledge

    496 Pages
    by Routledge

    John Donne (1572-1631) is firmly fixed in the canon of English literature. "No man is an island" and "For whom the bell tolls" are just two of his phrases known by virtually everyone.

    The Poems of John Donne is a two volume edition of Donne’s poems based on a comprehensive re-evaluation of his work from composition to circulation and reception. Donne’s output is tremendously varied in style and form and demonstrates his ability to change his writing according to context and occasion. This edition presents the text of all his known poems, from the epigrams, songs and satires written for fellow young men about town, to the more mature verse-epistles and memorial elegies written for his patrons. 

    Volume One contains the Epigrams, Verse Letters to Friends, Love Lyrics, Love Elegies and Satires.

    Epigrams, Epigrams, Hero and Leander , Pyramus and Thisbe , Niobe , Naue Arsa (A Burnt Ship) , Caso d’un Muro (Fall of a Wall) , Zoppo (A Lame Beggar) , Calez and Guyana , Il Cavaliere Giovanni Wingfield , A Self-accuser , A Licentious Person, Antiquary , The Ingler , Disinherited , The Liar , Mercurius Gallo-Belgicus , Phryne , An Obscure Writer, Klockius, Martialis Castratus (Raderus, Ralphius, Ad Autorem (Joseph Scaliger), Ad Autorem (William Covell), Verse letters to Friends, , To Mr Rowland Woodward(‘Zealously my Muse’) , To Mr Rowland Woodward(‘Muse not’) , To Mr Christopher Brooke , To Mr Ingram Lister(‘Of that short roll of friends’) , To Mr Thomas Woodward(‘At once from hence’) , To Mr Thomas Woodward(‘All hail, sweet poet’) , To Mr Thomas Woodward(‘Pregnant again’), To my Lord of Derby , To Mr Beaupré Bell (1), To Mr Beaupré Bell (2)  , To Mr Thomas Woodward(‘Haste thee, harsh verse’), To Mr Samuel Brooke To Mr Everard Guilpin, To Mr Rowland Woodward(‘Kindly I envy thy song’s perfectïon’)To Mr Ingram Lister(‘Blest are your north parts’) , To Mr Rowland Woodward(‘Like one who in her third widowhead’) , To Mr Rowland Woodward(‘If, as mine is, thy life a slumber be’), The Storm, The Calm, To Mr Henry Wotton(‘Here’s no more news than virtue’), To Mr Henry Wotton(‘Sir, more than kisses’), Henrico Wotton in Hibernia Belligeranti, To Sir Henry Wotton at his Going Ambassador to Venice, Amicissimo et meritissimo Ben. Ionson in ‘Vulponem’, To Sir Henry Goodyer, To Sir Edward Herbert at Juliers, Upon Mr Thomas Coryat’s ‘Crudities’, In eundem Macaronico, A Letter Written by Sir Henry Goodyer and John Donnealternis vicibus, To Mr George Herbert with my Seal of the Anchor and Christ, To Mr Tilman after he had Taken Orders, De libro cum mutuaretur impresso, ... D. D. Andrews, Love Lyrics (‘Songs and Sonnets’), Air and Angels, The Anniversary, The Apparition, The Bait, The Blossom, Break of Day, The Broken Heart, The Canonization, Community, The Computation, Confined Love, The Curse, The Damp, The Dissolution, The Dream, The Ecstasy, The Expiration, Farewell to Love, A Fever, The Flea, The Funeral, The Good-morrow, Image and Dream, The Indifferent, To a Jet Ring Sent to me, Lecture upon the Shadow, The Legacy, Love’s All (Love’s Infiniteness), Love’s Deity, Love’s Diet, Love’s Exchange, Love’s Usury , A Nocturnal upon Saint Lucy’s Day, The Message, Mummy (Love’s Alchemy), Negative Love, The Paradox, Platonic Love (The Undertaking), The Primrose, The Prohibition, The Relic, Song: ‘Go and Catch a Falling Star’, Song: ‘Sweetest Love, I do not Go’, Spring (Love’s Growth), The Sun Rising, The Triple Fool, TwickenhamGarden, A Valediction Forbidding Mourning, A Valediction: Of my Name in the Window, A Valediction: Of the Book, A Valediction: Of Weeping, The Will, Witchcraft by a Picture, Woman’s Constancy, Love Elegies, The Bracelet, The Comparison, The Perfume, Jealousy, Love’s Recusant, Love’s Pupil , Love’s War, To his Mistress Going to Bed, Change, The Anagram , To his Mistress on Going Abroad , His Picture , On Love’s Progress , Autumnal , Satire. Satyre 1(‘Away, thou changeling, motley humorist’) , Satyre 2(‘Sir, though (I thank God for it) I do hate’) , Satyre 3(‘Kind pity chokes my spleen, brave scorn forbids’) , Satyre 4(‘Well, I may now receive and die: my sin’) , Satyre 5(‘Thou


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