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The Cavalier Poets: An Anthology

The Cavalier Poets: An Anthology

By: Thomas Crofts

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In the mid-seventeenth century, the poets associated with the court of Charles I of England, known as the Cavaliers, were strongly influenced by the classicism of Ben Jonson. Their verse, often concerned with the vagaries of love, is characteristically charming, witty, graceful, and elegant. This volume contains a rich sampling of more than 120 works by four Cavalier poets: Robert Herrick, Thomas Carew, Sir John Suckling, and Richard Lovelace.
Included are such well-known gems as Herrick's "To the Virgins to Make Much of Time," ("Gather ye rosebuds while ye may"), Carew's "A Cruel Mistress," Suckling's "Why so pale and wan, fond lover?" and many more. Gathered in this inexpensive volume, this garland of memorable verse will delight any student of English literature or lover of fine poetry.

Reprinted from standard editions.
AvailabilityUsually ships in 24 to 48 hours
ISBN 100486287661
ISBN 139780486287669
Author/EditorThomas Crofts
FormatBook
Grade level9 and Up (ages 14 and up)
Page Count96
Dimensions5 x 8

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