The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0702 Saturday, 24 March 2001
Date: Wednesday, 21 Mar 2001 06:21:34 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Anna Jameson on Ophelia / 'All The Year Round' "Origins of
Thomas Larque has been keeping us updated on his webpage:
> My addition of new sources to my webpage
> "Shakespeare and His Critics"
I visited the site just now, and noted this descriptor under the link to
Daniel's *Delia* and *The Complaint of Rosamond*:
"... Samuel Daniel's sonnets and narrative poem (published in 1592) had
a strong influence upon Shakespeare's writing, especially his Sonnets."
Is there any particular reason for the assertion of "strong influence"
by Daniel in particular, or is this just a matter of *Delia* being
representative of the many post-Sydney, Petrarchan/anti-Petrarchan
sequences that were in circulation in the early 1590s?
The latest source to appear is Anna
> Jameson's essay on
> Ophelia from her book "Shakspeare's Heroines"
> originally known as
> "Characteristics of Women, Moral, Poetical and
> Historical". This was
> the first detailed study of Shakespeare's women as a
> topic in
> See :
> In the very near future I will be adding an essay on
> "The Origin of
> Hamlet" - discussing Shakespeare's use of source
> material for the play -
> from the 8th February 1879 edition of Charles
> Dickens's journal "All The
> Year Round".
> This should appear within the next couple of days
> Again I would be very grateful if anybody
> maintaining a list of
> Shakespeare-related links would add these two new
> Thomas Larque.