Anna Hume

Standard Name: Hume, Anna
AH was a Scotswoman who during the earlier seventeenth century edited work by her father, David Hume of Godscroft , for publication and herself translated Petrarch into English verse.


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Occupation Petrarch
The acclaim that Petrarch won in his lifetime shifted smoothly into a high reputation after his death. The first English author to refer to him was Chaucer .
Nicholl, Charles. “On the Sixth Day”. London Review of Books, Vol.
, No. 3, pp. 23-6.
He was a vital inspiration to...
Publishing Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke
Her version of the opening two chapters of Petrarch's Triumph of Death was first (very inaccurately) published in 1912.
Waller, Gary F. Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke: A Critical Study of Her Writings and Literary Milieu. University of Salzburg, http://BLC.
It appears, from a manuscript now held by the Inner Temple in London, as...
Textual Features Barbarina Brand, Baroness Dacre
In a dedication to her grandchildren (unpaginated), BBBD gives some history of her translations, made at different and distant periods of my life.
Barbarina Brand, Baroness Dacre,. Translations from the Italian. C. Whittingham.
She cites Mathias , Foscolo , and Panizzi , for...
Textual Production Queen Elizabeth I
In old age QEI translated Boethius, Plutarch, Tacitus , and Horace. Most of this work was printed as Queen Elizabeth's Englishings, 1899. Her rendering of the opening passage of Petrarch 's The Triumph of...


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Hume, Anna. Anna Hume. Editor Roche, Thomas P., Ashgate, 2006.
Roche, Thomas P., and Anna Hume. “Introductory Note”. Anna Hume, edited by Thomas P. Roche and Thomas P. Roche, Ashgate, 2006, p. ix - xx.
Hume, Anna, and Petrarch. The Triumphs of Love: Chastitie: Death: Translated out of Petrarch. 1644.