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University of Washington Publications, Language and Literature, October, 1920, Vol. 1 Books

  • Autor: Frederick Morgan Padelford
  • Editor: Forgotten Books
  • Relaese Date: 27 September 2015
  • ISBN: 1331096383
  • Format Book: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
  • Number of page: 530 pages
  • File Size: 21MB
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Description University of Washington Publications, Language and Literature, October, 1920, Vol. 1 de Frederick Morgan Padelford:

Excerpt from University of Washington Publications, Language and Literature, October, 1920, Vol. 1: The Poems of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey The poems of Surrey are the lyrical accompaniment of an impressive tragedy. It is the wont of the historian, to be sure, to regard these poems mainly as furnishing an interesting chapter in the development of English verse technique, or as marking the entrance of the Italian tradition into our literature. Yet to approach them with this restricted interest is to forego the more lively pleasure for one that is academic and slighter. Rather, they should be read while the imagination is filled with the tragedy of the young poet's life, a tragedy of superb depth and range, from which these poems were thrown off like chance sparks. Never was there Greek hero who better satisfied than did Surrey the classical requirements of the tragic muse: a young nobleman, favored by birth and by fortune, the most brilliant and engaging figure in a distinguished court, ambitious, resourceful, and impatient to give full expression to his powers, yet compelled to reckon with a tyrannical superior who would brook not the faintest semblance of a rival. Even so - and here the ironical laughter of the gods is heard the loudest -, had the culminating events in the tragedy been delayed but a few days, the life of the hero would have been spared through the death of his foe. The histories of the great families that supplied the Greek dramatists with the materials for their plays provide no example of a career more ideally designed for the uses of tragedy. Now from the first naive enthusiasms of youth to the moment when, at the age of twenty-nine, he felt death's hand closing around him, Surrey turned to his poetry for companionship, for delight and consolation, and although only a few of the poems are autobiographical in the stricter sense, the poet yet revealed through the idealizing medium of his verse the substantial outlines of his character and of his career. True artist that he was, he enfolded himself for the most part in the half-concealing envelope of his art, but the poems are only the more fascinating because the man Surrey, who stands out boldly in an occasional poem, is in others only a half-revealed, though a very certain presence. The reader should therefore approach the poetry with no mere scientific or antiquarian interest, but as seeking therein the key to a life, brilliant and brief, which was of the very essence of the dramatic. Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, was probably born in 1517. He was the eldest son of Thomas Howard, afterward third Duke of Norfolk, by his second wife Elizabeth, daughter of Edward Stafford, the ill-fated Duke of Buckingham. Surrey was thus born in the purple, for the Howards and the Staffords represented the highest nobility of the realm. The rise of the Howard family dates back to a shrewd marriage in the early years of the fifteenth century when a certain Robert Howard married Margaret Mowbray. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Details about this writer can't be found and also may be taken away at the ask on the article author. You'll may be interested in alternative books by way of the Frederick Morgan Padelford. We're able to collect the vast majority of many iformatsii to suit your needs. With regard to authors: our site does not extend to public admittance your current guides on our web pages exclusively starting info on the hem ebook. If you feel web site will be infringing, you need to email you about this needless to say truly the writer of them training books, i will rapidly remove internet pages from our web site.

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