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Selected Poems (Fyfield Books) Paperback – 1 Jan 1980


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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Fyfield Books (1 Jan. 1980)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0856353205
  • ISBN-13: 978-0856353208
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 13.3 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,893,071 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Robert Herrick (1591-1674) was perhaps the greatest poet to have worked in Devon. Born in London, the son of a goldsmith, he studied at Cambridge and later fell in with the London poets who had gathered around the magnetic figure of Ben Jonson. In order to make a living - since he had not pursued the family trade - he entered the Church and in 1627 was appointed chaplain to the Duke of Buckingham, whom he accompanied on an unsuccessful military expedition in 1627. In 1629 he was appointed to the living of Dean Prior, a village on the edge of Dartmoor, about half way between Exeter and Plymouth. He was to remain there for the rest of his life, with the exception of the Cromwellian period from 1647-1660, during which he was expelled for his royalist sympathies and, no doubt, also doctrinal disagreements. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M.A.F. on 10 Mar. 2014
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William Strode (1602-45) was a very popular poet in his day, but for several centuries his poems remained only in the manuscript miscellanies of the period . In 1907 the bookseller Bertram Dobell encountered two such manuscripts (now Folger MSS V a 97 and V a 170), and produced an edition of Strode based on these. Both the text and canon of Dobell's edition are unreliable, and consequently this Selected Poerms, patently derived from Dobell, is also inaccurate. It includes poems not by Strode, some of the text is erroneous, and there are also errors. in the introduction. The editor is obviously unaware that any edition should be based on Strode's own autograph manuscript at Corpus Christi College, Oxford (which includes many poems unknown to Dobell) and that a full scholarly edition was produced as an Oxford B.Litt. thesis in 1966, a copy of which is held in the Bodleian Library. Anyone wanting to know what Strode actually wrote should treat this edition with caution. However, it will at least serve to make the name of Strode better known.
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Herrick is great poet 23 Mar. 2014
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I like Herrick's work. I've been delaying this kind of purchase for no reason....just busy. The selections are well chosen.
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