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Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 92 and Tenth Song

Be your words made, good sir, of Indian ware, That you allow me them by so small rate? Or do you cutted Spartans imitate? Or do you mean my tender ears to spare That to my questions you so total are? When I demand of Phoenix Stella’s state, You...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 9 Jan 2016

Folger Digital Texts: Exploring Shakespeare’s sonnets and poems

The Folger has just added Shakespeare’s sonnets and poems to Folger Digital Texts, which means that the complete works of Shakespeare as edited by the Folger Shakespeare Library are now available online for free. (Bonanza for teachers!) Alberto...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 12 Aug 2014

The Phoenix in her fiery nest. This plate comes from Giorgio...

The Phoenix in her fiery nest. This plate comes from Giorgio Fossati (1705-78), Raccolta di varie favole: delineate, ed incise in rame / Recueil de diverses fables: designée & gravées George Fossati (Venezia: Carlo Pecora, 1744). Read Eighteenth-Century...

Best of the Year 2013

One of the advantages of not having to regularly write reviews – like I did for my Ariama job or Early Music America magazine — is having the freedom to listen to whatever I want to. But these three are by artists/ensembles who I would listen...
From: Vespers 1610, An Early Music Blog on 28 Dec 2013

Byrd on My Mind

William Byrd has been on my mind lately, as I had written and revised a poem about him--I don't write poetry very often, but sometimes an inspiration comes to me--and I submitted it for publication, and I just heard that it's been accepted. (I'll...

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 8

Love, born in Greece, of late fled from his native place, Forced by a tedious proof that Turkish hardened heart Is no fit mark to pierce with his fine pointed dart; And, pleased with our soft peace, stayed here his flying race. But, finding these north...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 2 Nov 2012

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