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The Complete English Poems

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Publisher Comments:

'The first poet in the world in some things', is how John Donne was described by his contemporary Ben Jonson.

Yet it is only this century that Donne has been indisputably established as a great poet—and even, many feel, the greatest love poet of them all. Jonson went on to remark that 'That Donne, for not keeping of an accent, deserved hanging', yet Donne's rhythms, once thought 'unmusical' are now recognized as the natural rhythms of the speaking voice; his 'eccentricity' as a complex self-doubt; his 'obscurity' the reflection of a brilliantly learned and allusive mind. Poets such as Eliot and Empson have found Donne's poetry profoundly attuned to our modern age, while Yeats' glowing comment will always be true: 'the intricacy and subtlety of his imagination are the length and depth of the furrow made by his passion.'

This volume, superbly edited by Professor Smith, is the first complete edition to make a serious attempt to guide the reader closely through the complexities of Donne's poetry. Considerable attention has been paid to the text, and a selection of the important manuscript variants are included. This edition is also the first to make use of the newly discovered manuscript of the verse letter to Lady Carey and Mistress Essex Rich.

Synopsis:

Gathers all of the songs, sonnets, elegies, epigrams, and verse letters by the sevententh century British poet, and provides detailed background information on the poems.

Synopsis:

A new collection of John Donne's verse, from the witty conceit of "The Flea" to the intense spirituality of his Divine Poems
 
Regarded by many as the greatest of the metaphysical poets, John Donne was also among the most intriguing figures of the Elizabethan Age. A sensualist who composed erotic and playful love poetry in his youth, he was raised a Catholic but later became one of the most admired Protestant preachers of his time. Reflecting this wide diversity, Collected Poetry includes his youthful songs and sonnets, epigrams, elegies, letters, satires, and the profoundly moving Divine Poems composed toward the end of his life. From joyful works such as "The Flea," which transforms the image of a louse into something marvelous, to the intimate and intense Holy Sonnets, Donne breathed new vigor into poetry by drawing startling metaphors from the world in which he lived.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references and index.

About the Author

John Donne was born into a Catholic family in 1572. After a conventional education at Hart Hall, Oxford, and Lincoln's Inn, he took part in the Earl of Essex's expedition to the Azores in 1597. He secretly married Anne More in December 1601, and was imprisoned by her father, Sir George, in the Fleet two months later. He was ordained priest in January 1615, and proceeded to a Doctorate of Divinity at Cambridge in April of that year. In 1621 he was made Dean of St. Paul's in London, a post which he held until his death in 1631. He is famous for the sermons he preached in his later years as well as for his poems.

Table of Contents

The Complete English Poems Preface

Table of Dates

Further Reading

A Note on the Metre

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

The Indifferent

A Jet Ring Sent

A Lecture upon the Shadow

The Legacy

Lovers' Infiniteness

Love's Alchemy

Love's Deity

Love's Diet

Love's Exchange

Love's Growth

Love's Usury

The Message

Negative Love

A Nocturnal upon S. Lucy's Day

The Paradox

The Primrose

The Prohibition

The Relic

Self Love

Song (Go, and catch a falling star)

Song (Sweetest love, I do not go)

Sonnet. The Token

The Sun Rising

The Triple Fool

Twicknam Garden

The Undertaking

A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning

A Valediction: of the Book

A Valediction: of my Name in the Window

A Valediction: of Weeping

The Will

Witchcraft by a Picture

Woman's Constancy

Elegies

1. Jealousy

2. The Anagram

3. Change

4. The Perfume

5. His Picture

6. Oh, let me not serve so

7. Nature's lay idiot

8. The Comparison

9. The Autumnal

10. The Dream

11. The Bracelet

12. His Parting from Her

13. Julia

14. A Tale of a Citizen and his Wife

15. The Expostulation

16. On his Mistress

17. Variety

18. Love's Progress

19. To his Mistress Going to Bed

20. Love's War

Sappho to Philaenis

Epithalamions or Marriage Songs

Epithalamion Made at Lincoln's Inn

An Epithalamion, or Marriage Song on the Lady Elizabeth and Count Palatine being Married on St. Valentine's Day

Eclogue 1613. December 26

Epithalamion

Epigrams

Hero and Leander

Pyramus and Thisbe

Niobe

A Burnt Ship

Fall of a Wall

A Lame Beggar

Cales and Guiana

Sir John Wingfield

A Self Accuser

A Licentious Person

Antiquary

Disinherited

Phryne

An Obscure Writer

Klockius

Raderus

Mercurius Gallo-Belgicus

Ralphius

The Liar

Manliness

Satires

1. Away thou fondling motley humourist

2. Sir; though (I thank God for it) I do hate

3. Kind pity chokes my spleen

4. Well; I may now receive, and die

5. Thou shalt not laugh in this leaf, Muse

Upon Mr. Thoms Coryat's Crudities

The Progress of the Soul (Metempsychosis)

Verse Letters

The Storm

The Calm

To Mr. B. B.

To Mr. C. B.

To Mr. S. B.

To Mr. E. G.

To Mr. I. L. (Blessed are your north parts)

To Mr. I. L. (Of that short roll of friends)

To Mr. R. W. (If, as mine is, thy life a slumber be)

To Mr. R. W. (Kindly I envy thy song's perfection)

To Mr. R. W. (Muse not that by thy mind thy body is led)

To Mr. R. W. (Zealously my Muse doth salute all thee)

To Mr. Rowland Woodward

To Mr. T. W. (All hail, sweet poet)

To Mr. T. W. (At once, from hence)

To Mr. T. W. (Haste thee harsh verse)

To Mr. T. W. (Pregnant again with th' old twins)

To Sir Henry Goodyer

A Letter Written by Sir H. G. and J. D. alternis vicibus

To Sir Henry Wotton (Here's no more news)

To Sir Henry Wotton (Sir, more than kisses)

To Sir Henry Wotton, at his going Ambassador to Venice

H. W. in Hibernia Belligeranti

To Sir Edward Herbert, at Juliers

To Mrs. M. H.

To the Countess of Bedford at New Year's Tide

To the Countess of Bedford (Honour is so sublime perfection)

To the Countess of Bedford (Reason is our soul's left hand)

To the Countess of Bedford (Though I be dead)

To the Countess of Bedford (To have written then)

To the Countess of Bedford (You have refined me)

To the Lady Bedford

Epitaph on Himself

A Letter to the Lady Carey, and Mistress Essex Rich, from Amiens

To the Countess of Huntingdon (Man to God's image)

To the Countess of Huntingdon (That unripe side of earth)

To the Countess of Salisbury

Epicedes and Obsequies

Elegy on the L. C.

Elegy on the Lady Markham

An Elegy upon the Death of Mistress Boulstred

Elegy upon the Untimely Death of the Incomparable Prince Henry

Obsequies to the Lord Harrington, Brother to the Lady Lucy, Countess of Bedford

An Hymn to the Saints, and to Marquis Hamilton

The Anniversaries

An Anatomy of the World: The First Anniversary

To the Praise of the Dead, and the Anatomy

An Anatomy of the World

A Funeral Elegy

Of the Progress of the Soul: The Second Anniversary

The Harbinger to the Progress

Of the Progress of the Soul

Divine Poems

To E. of D. with Six Holy Sonnets

To Mrs. Magdalen Herbert: of St. Mary Magdalen

Holy Sonnets

La Corona

Divine Meditations

1. Thou hast made me

2. As due by many titles

3. O might those sighs and tears

4. Oh my black soul!

5. I am a little world

6. This is my play's last scene

7. At the round earth's imagined corners

8. If faithful souls be alike glorified

9. If poisonous minerals

10. Death be not proud

11. Spit in my face ye Jews

12. Whyare we by all creatures waited on?

13. What if this present were the world's last night?

14. Batter my heart, three-personed God

15. Wilt thou love God, as he thee?

16. Father, part of his double interest

17. Since she whom I loved

18. Show me dear Christ

19. Oh, to vex me

A Litany

The Cross

Resurrection, imperfect

Upon the Annunciation and Passion falling upon one day. 1608

Good Friday, 1613. Riding Westward

To Mr. Tilman after he had taken orders

Upon the Translation of the Psalms by Sir Philip Sidney, and the Countess of Pembroke his Sister

The Lamentations of Jeremy, for the most part according to Tremellius

A Hymn to Christ, at the Author's last going into Germany

Hymn to God my God, in my Sickness

A Hymn to God the Father

Notes

Index of Titles

Index of First Lines

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140422092
Editor:
Smith, A. J.
Author:
Smith, A. J.
Author:
Donne, John
Author:
Bell, Ilona
Author:
Ricks, Christopher
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Single Author - British & Irish
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Anthologies-United Kingdom Poetry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
39
Publication Date:
19770831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
688
Dimensions:
7.66x5.30x1.22 in. 1.04 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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A new collection of John Donne's verse, from the witty conceit of "The Flea" to the intense spirituality of his Divine Poems
 
Regarded by many as the greatest of the metaphysical poets, John Donne was also among the most intriguing figures of the Elizabethan Age. A sensualist who composed erotic and playful love poetry in his youth, he was raised a Catholic but later became one of the most admired Protestant preachers of his time. Reflecting this wide diversity, Collected Poetry includes his youthful songs and sonnets, epigrams, elegies, letters, satires, and the profoundly moving Divine Poems composed toward the end of his life. From joyful works such as "The Flea," which transforms the image of a louse into something marvelous, to the intimate and intense Holy Sonnets, Donne breathed new vigor into poetry by drawing startling metaphors from the world in which he lived.

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