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John Thorpe

(c. 1565–c.1655). English land-and building-surveyor, who also appears to have designed (though rarely supervised) buildings. He produced a book of plans (preserved in Sir John ...

Sonnets

Sonnets   Reference library

Michael Dobson

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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... text of the Sonnets, published by Thomas Thorpe , is on the whole a good one, though its punctuation is demonstrably not authorial (two recognizably different compositors display quite different preferences) and an unusual recurrent misprint of ‘their’ for ‘thy’, found nowhere else in the canon, suggests that the edition was printed from a manuscript not in Shakespeare’s own handwriting. Shakespeare’s Sonnets , however, was Shakespeare’s least reprinted quarto: its contents reappeared only in 1640 , in John Benson ’s pirated volume Poems: Written by W....

A Lover’s Complaint

A Lover’s Complaint   Reference library

Michael Dobson

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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...until the 1960s before many scholars were willing to concede that Shakespeare had even written it. Most editors of the Sonnets, considering their publication to have been unauthorized, omitted this poem, believing it to have been an inferior work foisted on Shakespeare by Thomas Thorpe . It was only after Kenneth Muir and MacDonald P. Jackson independently vindicated the poem’s authenticity in 1964 and 1965 that more commentators began to find the poem of interest, particularly in relation to the Sonnets it follows. It was pointed out that in placing...

sonnets

sonnets  

Were printed in 1609 and probably date from the 1590s. Most of them trace the course of the writer's affection for a young man of rank and beauty: the first 17 urge him to marry to reproduce his ...
Henry Wriothesley

Henry Wriothesley  

(1573–1624).Wriothesley's father, a catholic, was imprisoned in the Tower 1571–3 under suspicion of encouraging Norfolk's proposed marriage to Mary, queen of Scots. Wriothesley succeeded to the ...
Pembroke, William Herbert, 3rd Earl of

Pembroke, William Herbert, 3rd Earl of (1580–1630)   Reference library

Cathy Shrank

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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...17th birthday in 1597 (Sonnets 1–17). This identification of William Herbert as ‘Mr W.H.’ , to whom the publisher Thomas Thorpe dedicated the Sonnets in 1609 , was first floated by James Boaden in 1837 . Supporters of William Herbert as ‘W.H.’ find further evidence in Francis Davison ’s Poeticall Rhapsody ( 1602 ), in which Davison celebrates William’s ‘lovely…shape’. Another suggestive allusion is Thorpe’s reference to himself as ‘the Well-wishing Adventurer’, which may celebrate William’s incorporation as a member of the King’s Virginia...

Funeral Elegy, A

Funeral Elegy, A   Quick reference

An A-Z Guide to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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...Elegy, A A poem of 578 lines privately published in 1612 by Thomas Thorpe as ‘A Funeral Elegy: in memory of the late virtuous Master William Peter of Whipton near Exeter’. The title-page says it is ‘By W. S. ’, and the same initials appear at the end of the dedication. William Peter was a Devonshire gentleman of independent means stabbed to death in a dispute over a horse after a hard day's drinking. In 1989 Donald Foster conducted a detailed investigation into its authorship in Elegy by W.S.: A Study in Attribution , concluding that its...

Sonnets

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An A-Z Guide to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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...One hundred and fifty-four sonnets were published in 1609 as Shakespeare's Sonnets never before imprinted in a volume bearing a dedication by the publisher, Thomas Thorpe , to ‘Mr W. H.’ Two of the sonnets, Nos. 138 and 144, had already been printed, in unrevised form, in 1599 , in The Passionate Pilgrim . Most of the sonnets were reprinted, rearranged and altered, in 1640 by John Benson . Their date of composition is unknown. Francis Meres referred in 1598 to Shakespeare's ‘sugared sonnets among his private friends’. Sonnet cycles had an...

‘Funeral Elegy, A’

‘Funeral Elegy, A’   Reference library

Stanley Wells

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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...end of the dedication, to William Peter’s brother John . William Peter, a Devon gentleman of independent means, was born in 1582 and educated at Oxford, where he appears to have lived on and off from 1599 to 1608 . He married a Devon woman, daughter of wealthy parents, in January 1609 ; they had two daughters. On 15 January 1612 he was stabbed to death near Exeter in a dispute over a horse after a hard day’s drinking. The memorial poem was registered for publication nineteen days later by Thomas Thorpe , publisher in 1609 of Shakespeare’s Sonnets. No...

printing and publishing

printing and publishing   Reference library

Eric Rasmussen

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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...Henry V ( 1600 ) Printer: Thomas Creede Publisher: John Busby and Thomas Millington The Merry Wives of Windsor ( 1602 ) Printer: Thomas Creede Publisher: Arthur Johnson Hamlet ( 1603 ) Q1 Printer: Valentine Simmes Publisher: Nicholas Ling and John Trundle Hamlet ( 1604 / 5 ) Q2 Printer: James Roberts Publisher: Nicholas Ling King Lear ( 1608 ) Printer: Nicholas Okes Publisher: Nathaniel Butter Shakespeare’s Sonnets ( 1609 ) Printer: George Eld Publisher: Thomas Thorpe Distributors: William Aspley and John Wright Troilus and Cressida ( 1609 ) Printer:...

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