1681 Abraham Cowley English Poetry Mistress Motto Pindar Ode Davideis Sylva. What shall I do to be for ever known. And make the Age to come own?I shall like beasts or common people die. Unless you write my elegy. Abraham Cowley was one of the leading English poets during the 17. This charming, and rare, sixth edition was the last edition of the original one volume printing. Following this edition, the works were printed in multiple volumes. Famous poems, such as'The Motto,''The Mistress,''Ode to Pindar,' and'Davideis' are all included in this collection. The Pindaric Ode is especially interesting in that Cowley attempted to reproduce Pindar's works, but in doing so, he misinterpreted the metrical patterns, and, in doing so, did not accurately reflect Pindar's poetry. He did, however, create one of the most famous odes ever written, which would become the influence for William Wordsworth's famous ode Intimations of Immortality. Abraham Cowley: consisting of those which were formerly printed and those which be design'd for the press, now published out of the authors original copies.
Collation complete with all pages: 2 volumes in 1. The Motto' - , 46. The Mistress' - , 82. Pindarique Odes' - , 103, . Davideis' - 215, 29, , 194, .
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