Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present
Standard Name: Lanyer, Aemilia
Used Form: Emilia Lanier
Birth Name: Aemilia Bassano
Married Name: Aemilia Lanyer
is an important poet, technically sophisticated and powerfully expressive. Her single known work is a composite volume dated 1611, which handles religious narrative (expanded from the gospel story), theological and feminist argument, natural description, and poems of compliment to her female patrons, with equal skill. The same volume contains the earliest country-house poem published in English.
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Charles A. Huttar
has praised AL
's sermon translation as readable, clear, and energetic—qualities in her original which it would have been easy to lose in translating. Editor Kel Morin-Parsons
calls the sonnets her most...
Intertextuality and Influence
Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke
The fact that Mary Sidney did not print the psalms, as she did her brother's poems, says something about her attitudes both to print and to her own ranked and gendered identity as an author...
Intertextuality and Influence
It proclaims: this is the story of two people // this is the story of two peoples // and one God / your God or mine?
Wandor, Michelene. The Music of the Prophets. Arc Publications, 2006.
In tracing the story to before the Act...
Lady Arbella Stuart
connected her with the Muses, though it is hard to be sure if this refers to writing or patronage.
Stuart, Lady Arbella. “Introduction and Textual Introduction”. The Letters of Lady Arbella Stuart, edited by Sara Jayne Steen, Sara Jayne Steen, and Sara Jayne Steen, Oxford University Press, 1994, pp. 1-113.
From spring 1599 the company acted at the rebuilt Globe in Southwark, on the south bank of the Thames. From 1594 the company was known as the Lord Chamberlain's Men
, and acted...
The preface by L anticipates criticism, defends the title, and admits borrowing from Gilpin
's Hints for Sermons. LMH
returns here to the much-discussed questions of women's education and social behaviour (she deplores the...
Mary Russell Mitford
This topographical poem deals with the traditional concerns of the genre, from Aemilia Lanyer
's Description of Cooke-ham onwards: life centred on a country house and estate, and pastimes including hunting.
Critics have noted the extent to which CR
, without excusing Eve for her disobedience, mitigates her guilt and represents her with a degree of sympathy that both counters contemporary portrayals, and anticipates later work...
opens this volume (like her Ballads and Lyrics) with a prefatory poem that is modest, if not apologetic: A small monotonous song I sing, / My notes are faint and few.
Tynan, Katharine. Cuckoo Songs. Elkin Mathews and John Lane, 1894.
The title that appears at the head of MB
's own prose is Of the sorowe, werinesse, feare, and prayer of Christ before hys taking . . . ,
More, Sir Thomas, and Sir Thomas More. “Of the sorowe, werinesse, feare, and prayer of Christ before hys taking”. Early Tudor Translators, edited by Lee Cullen Khanna, translated by. Mary Basset, Ashgate, 2001.
This page is misnumbered 1319...
This poem sequence has been performed to music by Henry Purcell
and John Hingeston
. The other works in the sequence were York, a poem-libretto commemorating a massacre of Jews in York in 1190...
beautifully transcribed a copy of her devotional work A Sweete Savor for Woman, designed for presentation to its dedicatee, James I's queen, Anne of Denmark
published his Works, including (unconventionally) nine plays, as well as masques and two poetry collections.
Woods, Susanne, and Aemilia Lanyer. “Introduction”. The Poems of Aemilia Lanyer, Oxford University Press, 1993, p. xv - li.
Lanyer, Aemilia. Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum. Richard Bonian, 1611.
Lanyer, Aemilia. The Poems of Aemilia Lanyer. Editor Woods, Susanne, Oxford University Press, 1993.
Lanyer, Aemilia. The Poems of Shakespeare’s Dark Lady. Editor Rowse, Alfred Leslie, Jonathan Cape, 1978.