The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1838 Monday, 23 July 2001
Date: Saturday, 21 Jul 2001 00:53:36 +0100
Subject: Shakespeare and Donne ...
The Furness facsimile of the Benson 1640 _Poems_ lists on its
(annotated?) contents page:
"The Passionate Shepheard "
"The Nimphs reply"
"Another of the same Nature"
The scanned pages [which don't ascribe the poems] do indeed present
Marlowe's Passionate Shepherd and Ralegh's Nymph's Reply, but the third
poem as printed in Benson +isn't+ Donne (at least, it's not "The
The sequence of texts would seem to reflect (or anticipate) Izaac
Walton's _The Compleat Angler_ of 1653, but in Walton, the third text
given +is+ "The Baite".
Why the Donne ascription? Who +did+ write the third poem?
More than mildly baffled.
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