Tottel's Miscellany: Songs and Sonnets of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, Sir Thomas Wyatt and Others (Penguin Classics)

Tottel's Miscellany: Songs and Sonnets of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, Sir Thomas Wyatt and Others (Penguin Classics)


Songs and Sonnets (1557), the 1st published anthology of English poetry, was once immensely influential in Tudor England, and encouraged significant Elizabethan writers together with Shakespeare. accrued through pioneering writer Richard Tottel, it introduced poems of the aristocracy - verses of friendship, struggle, politics, demise and mainly of affection - into extensive universal readership for the 1st time. the key poets of Henry VIII's court docket, Sir Thomas Wyatt and Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, have been first revealed within the quantity. Wyatt's intimate poem approximately misplaced love which starts off 'They flee from me, that someday did me seke', and Surrey's passionate sonnet 'Complaint of a lover rebuked' are joined within the miscellany by means of a wide number of different, intriguingly nameless poems either ethical and erotic, intimate and common.

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