There are 3 sources to look for lists of sonnets: Michael Spiller's *The
Development of the Sonnet*--a great, clear book; Tom Roche's Petrarch
and the English Sonnet Sequences, which has a list (and is one of the first
books to mention the existence of Anne Lok); and Steven May, *The
Elizabethan Courtier Poets*, which dismantles the (still prevalent) notion
that sonnets should be associated exclusively with court. There are lots
and lots of sonnets in the period; there are, depending on how one counts,
about 20 ish sonnet sequences. Sidney Lee is very useful, and his
introduction is fascinating since it codifies the thinking of the 19th century
about sequences; this is a way of saying that Lee's anthology probably says
more about the Victorians than it does about the Renaissance. Also see
Holger Klein's "extension" of Lee's anthology, which adds more poets.
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>Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 13:32:19 +0100
>From: Roger KUIN <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: Re: "New" Elizabethan sonnets
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>> Message du 29/01/04 11:11
>> De : Charles Butler <[log in to unmask]>
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>> Objet : Re: "New" Elizabethan sonnets
>> Leigh Harrison:
>> But this leads me to a question I hope you can answer: just how many
"known" sonneteers can we list from the 16th c.?
>> Wiser and more knowledgeable heads will no doubt be able to list many
more, but as a starting point here are the
>sonneteers represented in Sidney Lee's two volumes of Elizabethan
Sonnets from the English Garner:
>> Philip Sidney, Thomas Watson, Barnabe Barnes, Thomas Lodge, Giles
Fletcher, Henry Constable, Samuel Daniel, William
>Percy, Anon (of course!), Michael Drayton, Edmund Spenser, Bartholomew
Griffin, Richard Linche, William Smith, Robert
>Tofte, and (one sonnet by) Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford. He also
mentions, but does not include, Fulke Greville, E.C.
>(author of Emaricdulfe) and William Drummond. No women, of course!
One might also add Wyatt and Surrey from an earlier
>generation, plus Sir John Davies, and - oh, Shakespeare...
>> Who else is missing?