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By Margaret P. Hannay

Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke, was once popular in her personal time for her metrical translation of biblical Psalms, numerous unique poems, translations from French and Italian, and her literary patronage. William Shakespeare used her Antonius as a resource, Edmund Spenser celebrated her unique poems, John Donne praised her Psalmes, and woman Mary Wroth and Aemilia Lanyer depicted her as an exemplary poet. Arguably the 1st Englishwoman to be celebrated as a literary determine, she has additionally attracted massive smooth realization, together with greater than 200 serious reports. This quantity deals a short creation to her lifestyles and an in depth review of the severe reception of her works, reprints probably the most crucial and least obtainable essays approximately her existence and writings, and contains a complete bibliography.

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