J. Cleaveland Revived: Poems, Orations, Epistles, And other of his Genuine Incomparable Pieces, never before publisht. With Some other Expuisite Remains of the most eminent Wits of both the Universities that were his Contemporaries. This second edition, besides many other never before publisht Additions. John Cleveland.
J. Cleaveland Revived: Poems, Orations, Epistles, And other of his Genuine Incomparable Pieces, never before publisht. With Some other Expuisite Remains of the most eminent Wits of both the Universities that were his Contemporaries. This second edition, besides many other never before publisht Additions
J. Cleaveland Revived: Poems, Orations, Epistles, And other of his Genuine Incomparable Pieces, never before publisht. With Some other Expuisite Remains of the most eminent Wits of both the Universities that were his Contemporaries. This second edition, besides many other never before publisht Additions

J. Cleaveland Revived: Poems, Orations, Epistles, And other of his Genuine Incomparable Pieces, never before publisht. With Some other Expuisite Remains of the most eminent Wits of both the Universities that were his Contemporaries. This second edition, besides many other never before publisht Additions

London: Printed for Nathaniel Brook, at the Angel in Corn-hill, 1660. 1613-1658 Octavo, 56 x 36 inches Second edition A-M8, N4 This edition has the 'Vara Effigies' portrait ¶This volume begins a new series of Cleveland, which continued, for a few years, to be published concurrently with the regular editions of his works, and was finally incorporated in the edition of 1687 The editor of the collection, E Williamson, in his epistle 'to the discerning reader' claims to have been a friend of the poet, from whom he received the manuscripts which he here publishes In his words Cleveland stated to him that 'most of his former printed Poems were truly his own, except such as have been lately added, to make up the volume" Thiks can hardly refer to the borrowings from Fletcher, which appeared the same year as the present publication, since Cleveland died the previous year The editor admits, both on the title and in his epistle, that he has included some pieces by authors other than Cleveland The collection contains thirty-six pieces in all Among them is a Latin version of 'The Rebel Scot,' the original of which had always been included among Cleveland's poems Four different elegies on Ben Jonson are taken from 'Jonsonus Virbius,' a collection of elegies on Jonson, which was published after his death in 1638 In that volume only one of them, that beginning 'Who first reform'd our stage of justest laws,' is credited to Cleveland; of the other three, one is by Richard West 'Poet of Princes, Prince of Poets, etc' one is signed by Jasper Mayne, and one is anonymous

"'An entertainment at Cotswold' is by William Durham, and was first published in Captain Robert Dover's'Annalia Dubrensia,' 1638 Eleven pieces are taken from the Poems of John Hall, viz, 'Upon a Talkative Woman,' 'On an Ugly Woman,' 'On a Little Gentlewoman Profoundly Learned,' 'On Parsons the Porter,' 'To Chloris a Rapture, 'Upon Wood of Kent,' 'To His Mistresse,' 'On One that Was Deprived of his Testicles,' 'The Flight,' 'On a Burning-Glasse,' and 'Not to Travel' In each case the title has been altered It is probable that a close comparison with the miscellaneous verse of the period would disclose other borrowings" (Wither to Prior). Item #127F

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