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Introduction to the Poems of Edward de Vere

by John Thomas Looney This is the Introduction to the 1921 edition of the Poems of Edward de Vere, edited by J. Thomas Looney. Click here to read the poems of Edward de Vere. In the last year of the ...

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The Poems of Edward de Vere


These poems are presented here as published by J. Thomas Looney in his 1921 edition of The Poems of Edward de Vere. Read the Introduction by J. Thomas Looney. Section I. First Group These first 8 poems and one letter ...

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THE LIFE OF MAN The world’s a bubble; and the life of man less than a span. In his conception wretched; from the womb so to the tomb: Curst from the cradle, and brought up to years, with cares and ...

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Verse ascribed to Edward de Vere and Queen Elizabeth

When I was fair and young then favour graced me; Of many was I sought their mistress for to be. But I did scorn them all, and answered them therefore, Go, go, go, seek some otherwhere, Importune me no more. ...

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Sir Philips Sidney’s Answer to de Vere’s Were I a King

Wert thou a King yet not command content, Since empire none thy mind could yet suffice, Wert thou obscure still cares would thee torment; But wert thou dead, all care and sorrow dies; An easy choice of these things which ...

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The Dedication to Strange News (1592)

Transcribed With Commentary by Charles Wisner Barrell. Reprinted from the October 1944 issue of the Shakespeare Fellowship Quarterly   To the most copious Carminist 1 of our time, and famous persecutor of Priscian 2 his verie friend 3 Master Apis ...

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