New PDF release: Alicia D'Anvers: Printed Writings 1641–1700: Series II, Part

By Robert C. Evans

Born Alice Clarke, the daughter of Oxford university's 'first director of printing', Alicia D'Anvers' poetry demonstrates an intimate familiarity with Oxford and particularly with the workings of the click. This quantity reproduces 3 works: A Poem Upon His Sacred Majesty, His Voyage for Holland (1691), Academia: or, the Humours of the college of Oxford in Burlesque Verse (1691), and The Oxford-Act: A Poem (1693). A Poem Upon His Sacred Majesty... responds to William III's determination to go to his local Holland to barter with fellow Protestants approximately their clash with Catholic France. William, usually impatient with English political wrangling, occasionally hinted that he may possibly abdicate and go back to Holland. D'Anvers' poem displays actual anxieties approximately such an occasion, in addition to strong aid for the Protestant king. The replica reproduced during this version is from the Houghton Library at Harvard college. Academia and The Oxford-Act crisis extra neighborhood issues. most likely D'Anvers' most sensible poem, Academia satirises a few of Oxford University's 'younger sort', usually adopting language that turns out as tough and coarse as that of the lads that she mocks. The Oxford-Act makes a speciality of the once a year college 'Act' or graduation rite which lasted for a number of days and integrated many rituals. The reproduction reproduced this is from The Huntington Library. The reproduction of Academia is reproduced from that held on the Folger Shakespeare Library.

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Alicia D'Anvers: Printed Writings 1641–1700: Series II, Part Two, Volume 2 (The Early Modern Englishwoman: A Facsimile Library of Essential Works – Printed ... Writings, 1641–1700: Series II, Part Two) by Robert C. Evans


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