The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne, Volume 2

The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne, Volume 2

The Elegies
Donne, John
Distribution: World
Publication date: 10/22/2000
Format: Hardback 4 b&w photos
ISBN: 978-0-253-33376-6
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2001 SCMLA Book Prize winner

From reviews of previous volumes:

This variorum edition will be the basis of all future Donne scholarship." —Chronique

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

This latest addition to the Donne variorum, the third to appear in a projected eight-volume series, presents a newly edited critical text of Donne’s elegies and a comprehensive variorum commentary. As with previous volumes, Volume 2 is based on a study of all known manuscript sources and significant printed editions of Donne’s poetry and on an examination of the criticism and scholarship of the past four centuries.

Author Bio

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

Ted-Larry Pebworth is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Ernest W. Sullivan, II, is Edward S. Diggs Professor of English at Virginia Tech University.

John R. Roberts is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Diana Trevino Benet is Professor of English at the University of North Texas.

Theodore J. Sherman is Assistant Professor of English at Middle Tennessee State University.

Dennis Flynn is Professor of English at Bentley College.

Paul A Parrish is Professor of English at Texas A&M University.

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Table of Contents

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 2
Texts and Apparatuses
Elegy 1 The Bracelet.
[Not that in color it was like thy haire]
Elegy 2 The Comparison.
[As the sweet sweate of roses in a still,]
Elegy 3. The Perfume.
[Once and but once found in thy companee]
Elegy 4. Jealousy.
[Found woman which wouldst haue thy husband dy]
Elegy 5. Oh let not me serve so.
[Oh let not me serve so, as those men serve]
Elegy 6. Natures Lay Ideott.
[Natures Lay Ideott, I tought thee to Love]
Elegy 7. Love's War.
[Till I haue peace with thee, warr other Men;]
Elegy 8. To his Mistress going to bed.
[Come Madame, come; All rest my powers defy;]
Elegy 9. Change.
[Allthough thy hand, and fayth and good works too]
Elegy 10. The Anagram.
[Marry and love thy Flauai for Shee]
Elegy 11. On his Mistris.
[By our first strange and fatal interview]
Elegy 12. His Picture.
[Here take my picture, though I bid farewell]
Elegy 13. The Autumnall.
[No springe, nor summer beautie, hath such grace]
Elegy 14. Loues Progresse.
[Whoe ever luves, if hee doe not propose]
Elegy 15. His Parting from Her.
[Since shee must goe, and I must mourne, some night]
Elegy 16. The Expostulation.
[To make the doubt cleare, that noe woman’s true]
Elegy 17. Variety.
[The heuens rejoyce in motion, why should I]
Sappho to Philnis.
[As the sweet sweate of roses in a still,]
Analysis of Early Printed Copies
Textual Introduction
Elegy. Iulia.
[Hearke newes, o Enuy, Thou shalt heare desiry’d]
A Tale of a Citizen and his Wife.