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Published: 11 October 2009

384 Pages

5 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199217939

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The Sidney Psalter

The Psalms of Sir Philip and Mary Sidney

Sir Philip Sidney and Mary Sidney
Edited by Hannibal Hamlin, Michael G. Brennan, Margaret P. Hannay, and Noel J. Kinnamon

Oxford World's Classics

  • The first complete edition of the Sidney Psalter for over forty years, this new edition makes these beautiful poems available in an authoritative modernized text and sets them in their literary and cultural context.
  • The poems are drawn from the definitive Oxford editions of the two poets.
  • The Sidneys' Psalms are among the most accomplished lyrics of the English Renaissance and Mary Sidney is one of the greatest women poets of the period. Their variety makes them suitable for every occasion, for public worship and private devotion, and their lyrical virtuosity appeals to any poetry lover.
  • Excellent Introduction considers the poems' relationship with the biblical psalms and their astonishing mastery of verse forms, and describes the literary and social contexts from which they came.
  • On-page glosses explain unfamiliar words or usages, and fuller explanatory notes summarize each psalm and provide further background information.
  • Includes up-to-date bibliography and chronology.