The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne

The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne - Volume 7, Part 1

The Holy Sonnets
John Donne
General Editor Gary A. Stringer
Volume Commentary Editor Paul A. Parrish
Distribution: World
Publication date: 11/8/2005
Format: cloth 720 pages, 5 index
6.125 x 9.25
ISBN: 978-0-253-34701-5
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Description

Praise for previous volumes:
“This variorum edition will be the basis of all future Donne scholarship.” —
Chronique

This is the 4th volume of The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne to appear. This volume presents a newly edited critical text of the Holy Sonnets and a comprehensive digest of the critical-scholarly commentary on them from Donne’s time through 1995. The editors identify and print both an earlier and a revised authorial sequence of sonnets, as well as presenting the scribal collection—which contains unique authorial versions of several of the sonnets—inscribed by Donne’s friend Rowland Woodward in the Westmoreland manuscript.

Author Bio

Gary A. Stringer is Professor of English at Texas A&M University.

Paul A. Parrish is Regents Professor and head of the Department of English at Texas A&M University.

Reviews

". . . This edition immediately displaces all its predecessors, and will be indispensable for scholars and libraries." —TLS

"Like its predecessors, . . . [this] volume of the Donne Variorum enterprise to appear is a triumph in every way." —John Donne Journal

"Academic libraries and specialists in Renaissance and 17th–century studies should feel compelled to own each and every volume of this series." —Seventeeth Century News

"An occasion for celebration. Among the most ambitious and valuable collaborative scholarly enterprises at the end of the twentieth century. Superb." —Early Modern Literary Studies

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Table of Contents

Contents
Acknowledgments
Short Forms of Reference for Donne's Works
Abbreviations Used in the Commentary
Sigla for Textual Sources
Manuscripts Listed by Traditional Classification
Symbols and Abbreviations Used in the Textual Apparatus
General Introduction
Introduction to Volume 7.1
General Textual Introduction
The Critical Tradition
Texts and Apparatuses
The Holy Sonnets
Original Sequence
1. [Thou hast made me,] HSMade
2. [As due by many titles] HSDue
3. [O might those sighes] HSSighs
4. [Father, part of his double Interest] HSPart
5. [O my blacke Soule,] HSBlack
6. [This is my Playes last scene,] HSScene
7. [I am a litle World,] HSLittle
8. [At the round Earths Imagin'd corners] HSRound
9. [Yf poysonous Mineralls,] HSMin
10. [Yf faithfull Soules] HSSouls
11. [Death be not proud,] HSDeath
12. [Wilt thou loue God,] HSWilt
Westmoreland Sequence
1. [Thou hast made me,] HSMade
2. [As due by many titles] HSDue
3. [O might those sighes] HSSighs
4. [Father, part of his double interest] HSPart
5. [Oh my black Soule,] HSBlack
6. [This is my Playes last Scene,] HSScene
7. [I ame a litle World,] HSLittle
8. [At the round Earths imagind corners] HSRound
9. [If poysonous Minerals,] HSMin
10. [If faythfull Soules] HSSouls
11. [Death be not proud,] HSDeath
12. [Wilt thou love God,] HSWilt
13. [Spitt in my face] HSSpit
14. [Why ame I by all Creatures] HSWhy
15. [What yf this present] HSWhat
16. [Batter my hart,] HSBatter
17. [Since She whome I lovd,] HSShe
18. [Show me deare Christ,] HSShow
19. [Oh, to vex me,] HSVex
Revised Sequence
1. [As due by many titles] HSDue
2. [Oh my black Soule,] HSBlack
3. [This is my Playes last Scene,] HSScene
4. [At the round Earths imagin'd corners] HSRound
5. [If poysonous mineralls,] HSMin
6. [Death bee not proude,] HSDeath
7. [Spitt in my face] HSSpit
8. [Why are wee by all Creatures] HSWhy
9. [What if this present] HSWhat
10. [Batter my heart,] HSBatter
11. [Wilt thou loue God] HSWilt
12. [Father, part of his double interest] HSPart
Lists of Copy-Texts and Emendations for the Three Sequences
Textual Introductions and Apparatuses for Individual Holy Sonnets
(arranged alphabetically by short forms)
HSBatter
HSBlack
HSDeath
HSDue
HSLittle
HSMade
HSMin
HSPart
HSRound
HSScene
HSShe
HSShow
HSSighs
HSSouls
HSSpit
HSVex
HSWhat
HSWhy
HSWilt
Analyses of Early Printed Copies
Appendices
Appendix 1: The 1635 Sequence
Appendix 2: A Note on Identifying Authorial Revisions
Among Manuscript Variants
Commentary
The Holy Sonnets
General Commentary on the Holy Sonnets
Dating and Order
The Poet/Persona
Genre and Traditions
Language and Style
Prosody
Sacred and Profane
Themes
The Holy Sonnets and Other Works
Commentary on Individual Holy Sonnets
(arranged alphabetically by short forms)
HSBatter
Commentary
Notes and Glosses
HSBlack
Commentary
Notes and Glosses
HSDeath
Commentary
Notes and Glosses
HSDue
Commentary
Notes and Glosses
HSLittle
Commentary
Notes and Glosses
HSMade
Commentary
Notes and Glosses
HSMin
Commentary
Notes and Glosses
HSPart
Commentary
Notes and Glosses
HSRound
Commentary
Notes and Glosses
HSScene
Commentary
Notes and Glosses
HSShe
Commentary
Notes and Glosses
HSShow
Commentary
Notes and Glosses
HSSighs
Commentary
Notes and Glosses
HSSouls
Commentary
Notes and Glosses
HSSpit
Commentary
Notes and Glosses
HSVex
Commentary
Notes and Glosses
Works Cited
Index of Authors Cited in the Commentary
Index of Writers and Historical Figures Cited in the Commentary
Index of Other Poems and Works of Donne Cited in the Commentary
Index of Titles
Index of First Lines
About the Editors