grew up partly in the household of the Countess of Kent
, which probably meant humanist instruction in rhetoric and in the classics.
Woods, Susanne, and Aemilia Lanyer. “Introduction”. The Poems of Aemilia Lanyer, Oxford University Press, 1993, p. xv - li.
The countess had kept her title, according to custom, although...
accompanied her title poem with elaborate paratextual matter, both to introduce and to conclude it. Before the narrative come nine individual prefatory addresses or dedications to powerful ladies of the court, all except one...