Download e-book for kindle: An Collins: Printed Writings 1641–1700: Series II, Part Two, by Robert C. Evans

By Robert C. Evans

An Collins' Divine Songs and Meditacions have been first published in a small 8vo quantity in London in 1653. the one extant reproduction is shortly held on the Huntington Library and it's, as a result, this replica that's reproduced during this facsimile variation. it truly is an incredible textual content since it is among the earliest volumes of gathered poems by means of an English lady within the 17th century. The poems are particularly exciting due to the glimpses they supply into the lifestyles and brain of a girl author in this interval and thanks to the social, political, old and spiritual contexts during which they're embedded. the suitable identification of An Collins' is still a secret, and students have needed to depend upon the Divine Songs and Meditacions for many in their figuring out of its writer, usually drawing very various conclusions approximately her non secular, social and political opinions. so far critics have interested in the biographical and historic curiosity of the poems, yet as Robert Evans highlights in his Introductory notice to the amount, those works additionally convey a rhetorical energy and ability that benefits additional attention.

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An Collins: Printed Writings 1641–1700: Series II, Part Two, Volume 1 (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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