By Robert C. Evans

An Collins' Divine Songs and Meditacions have been first published in a small eightvo quantity in London in 1653. the one extant replica is almost immediately held on the Huntington Library and it's, accordingly, this replica that's reproduced during this facsimile version. it's an enormous textual content since it is without doubt one of the earliest volumes of accrued poems by means of an English girl within the 17th century. The poems are in particular interesting as a result of glimpses they supply into the lifestyles and brain of a girl author in this interval and due to the social, political, historic and spiritual contexts within which they're embedded. definitely the right id of An Collins' continues to be a secret, and students have needed to depend upon the Divine Songs and Meditacions for many in their realizing of its writer, usually drawing very various conclusions approximately her spiritual, social and political opinions. up to now critics have desirous about the biographical and old curiosity of the poems, yet as Robert Evans highlights in his Introductory be aware to the quantity, those works additionally show a rhetorical strength and talent that benefits extra attention.

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An Collins: Printed Writings 1641–1700: Series II, Part Two, Volume 1 (The Early Modern Englishwoman: A Facsimile Library of Essential Works – Printed Writings, 1641–1700: Series II, Part Two) by Robert C. Evans


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