Robert Copland

Robert Copland: Complete Poems

edited by Mary Carpenter Erler
Copyright Date: 1993
Pages: 272
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.3138/j.ctt2ttvtf
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    Robert Copland
    Book Description:

    A lively pre-Renaissance world lives through the intricate and humane poetry of Robert Copland. His poetry includes a bequest of farts, a surprisingly psychologically complex satire on a bereaved widow, and the first poem of English life outside the law.

    eISBN: 978-1-4426-7942-9
    Subjects: Language & Literature

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-vi)
  3. Acknowledgments
    (pp. vii-viii)
  4. Editorial Conventions
    (pp. ix-x)
  5. INTRODUCTION
    (pp. 3-40)

    Almost all of our information about Robert Copland comes from the autobiographical remarks embedded in his prefaces and envoys. These verses, intended as formal frames for the printed text, manage to preserve the text’s printer from mere anonymity, providing the details of work and life that would otherwise have perished. Although Anthony à Wood apparently intended to provide a life of Copland, none survives, and Wood’s belief that ‘R. Copland and E. More had as it seems spent some time in Oxon, in the condition of poor scholars’¹ is refuted by Copland’s own statement that ‘in scole nor countre /...

  6. POEMS AND NOTES

    • 1 A COMPLAYNT OF THEM THAT BE TO SOONE MARYED
      (pp. 43-45)
    • 2 THE COMPLAYNTE OF THEM THAT BEN TO LATE MARYED
      (pp. 46-48)
    • 3 THE KALENDER OF SHEPEHERDES
      (pp. 49-57)
    • 4 THE CASTELL OF PLEASURE
      (pp. 58-63)
    • 5 THE SPECTACLE OF LOUERS
      (pp. 64-65)
    • 6 THE INTRODUCTORY TO WRYTE / AND TO PRONOUNCE FRENCHE
      (pp. 66-68)
    • 7 THE MYRROUR OF THE CHYRCHE
      (pp. 69-72)
    • 8 THE PASSYON OF OUR LORDE
      (pp. 73-75)
    • 9 IPOMYDON
      (pp. 76-77)
    • 10 THE TAUERNE OF GOOSTLY HELTHE
      (pp. 78-79)
    • 11 THE BEGYNNYNGE AND FOUNDACYON OF THE KNYGHTES HOSPYTALLERS. THE SYEGE / CRUELL OPPUGNACYON / AND LAMENTABLE TAKYNGE OF THE CYTE OF RODES
      (pp. 80-82)
    • 12 THE SEUEN SOROWES THAT WOMEN HAUE WHEN THEYR HUSBANDES BE DEADE
      (pp. 83-124)
    • 13 THE SECRETE OF SECRETES
      (pp. 125-130)
    • 14 THE RUTTER OF THE SEE
      (pp. 131-133)
    • 15 THE DOCTRYNALL OF MEKENESSE
      (pp. 134-136)
    • 16 THE ASSEMBLE OF FOULES
      (pp. 137-143)
    • 17 THE ROSARYE OF OUR LADY IN ENGLYSSHE
      (pp. 144-148)
    • 18 GUYSTARDE AND SYGYSMONDE
      (pp. 149-159)
    • 19 RHYMED LIFE OF CHRIST
      (pp. 160-163)
    • 20 IYL OF BRAINTFORDS TESTAMENT
      (pp. 164-186)
    • 21 THE HYE WAY TO THE SPYTTELL HOUS
      (pp. 187-246)
  7. Glossary
    (pp. 247-254)
  8. Works Frequently Cited
    (pp. 255-260)
  9. Index
    (pp. 261-272)