On Thu, 29 Jan 2004, Christopher Warley wrote:
> 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.
> Chris Warley
> ---- Original message ----
> >Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 13:32:19 +0100
> >From: Roger KUIN <[log in to unmask]>
> >Subject: Re: "New" Elizabethan sonnets
> >To: [log in to unmask]
> >Anne Lok.
> >Roger Kuin
> >> Message du 29/01/04 11:11
> >> De : Charles Butler <[log in to unmask]>
> >> A : [log in to unmask]
> >> Copie à :
> >> 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?
> >> Charlie