The Complete English Poems of John Skelton
Edited by John Scattergood
Professor John Scattergood was appointed to Trinity College in 1980 as the Foundation Professor of Medieval and Renaissance Literature in the Department of English.
Introduction Acknowledgements Table of Dates Further Reading The Poems - Upon the Dolorus Dethe and Muche Lamentable Chaunce of the Mooste Honorable Earle of Northumberlande - Manerly Marjery Mylk and Ale - Agaynste a Comely Coystrowne - Dyvers Balettys and Dyties Solacyous - The Bowge of Courte - Ware the Hauke - Phyllyp Sparowe - Epitaphe - A Lawde and Prays Made for Our Sovereighn Lord the Kyng - Calliope - A Ballade of the Scottysshe Kynge - Agaynst the Scottes - Agenst Garnesche - Against Dundas - Magnyfycence - Elynour Rummynge - Speke Parott - Why Come Ye Nat to Courte? - Garlanda or Chapelet of Laurell - A Couplet on Wolsey's Dissolution of the Convocation at St Paul's - Howe the Douty Duke of Albany - A Replycacion Agaynst Certayne Yong Scholars Abjured of Late Notes Appendix: A Descriptive list of Latin Poems not included in this edition Glossary
[Skelton] sits in an awkward historical corner beween the regular "middle ages" and the Shakespeare epoch; and is not nearly well-enough known today. Splendid then, to have [...] this new, complete edition of his works with both the original spellings and explanatory notes, indeed the only such edition since 1843.
John Arden Morning Star
Skelton's greatest poems are learned, difficult, allusive, multilingual, intensely self-conscious and self-reflexive. With their verbal play and many-layered meaning they demand careful and repeated reading; and the most important reason why Skelton's reputation [...] does not correspond to the reality of his work is that there has been no complete edition of the authentic text of his poems since that of Alexander Dyce in 1843. [...] Scattergood's is a splendid achievement: it must be the product of many years of learned and intelligent labour, and it is likely to be the standard edition of Skelton for many years to come.
A. C. Spearing The Cambridge Review
Size: 234 x 156 mm
Copyright: © 2015
Publication: May 21, 2015
Series: Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies