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Originally published in 1972. This book tries to study the affinities in form and matter between the versified translation of the Psalms and George Herbert's lyrics. Coburn Freer reads Herbert's poetry by way of the metrical psalms that precede it, proposing a reading that could be applied to more poems than are discussed here. Rather than multiply examples needlessly, this book stresses a few central poems as models or representatives. This reading of Herbert recognizes the historical dimension of his poems, but the author does not make that dimension the only significant one in the determination of poetic meaning or value.

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  1. Cover
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  1. New Copyright
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  1. Half Title
  2. p. i
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  1. Title Page
  2. p. iii
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
  2. p. v
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. FM
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Half Title 1
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  1. One. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-49
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  1. Two. Some Metrical Psalm Styles
  2. pp. 50-115
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  1. Three. Orchestral Form
  2. pp. 116-193
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  1. Four. Tentative Form
  2. pp. 194-241
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  1. Five. Epilogue
  2. pp. 242-245
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781421436937
Related ISBN
9781421436920
MARC Record
OCLC
1135392952
Launched on MUSE
2020-01-10
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
Funder
Mellon/NEH / Hopkins Open Publishing: Encore Editions
Creative Commons
CC-BY-NC-ND
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