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Zepheria (1595; STC 26124): A Critical Edition

Zepheria (1595; STC 26124): A Critical Edition Zepheria (; STC ): A Critical Edition by Margaret Christian INTRODUCTION EPHERIA is an anonymous Elizabethan lyric sequence consist- ing of a dedicatory poem of thirty-three lines and forty num- Zbered ‘‘canzons,’’ mostly of fourteen lines. Originally published at the height of the sonnet vogue in , Zepheria is fascinating but not first-rate, a fair target for Sir John Davies’s ‘‘Gullinge Sonnets.’’ Both derivative and outrageous (canzon : ‘‘ ’Mongst Delian Nymphs in An- gels vniuersitie / Thou my Zepheria liu’st matriculated’’), it combines allusions to previous sequences with verbal and prosodic experimen- tation.                The title page specifies that Zepheria was ‘‘Printed by the Widdowe Orwin, for N. L. and John Busbie.’’ Joan Orwin was the wife of printers John Kingston (active –), George Robinson (active –), and Thomas Orwin (active –) and mother of printer Felix Kingston (active –). On her own, she printed a volume of Cicero’s De In the original edition, the word ‘‘canzon’’ appears at the head of each poem with a final period: ‘‘Canzon. .’’ According to the OED, ‘‘canzon,’’ ‘‘canzone,’’ and ‘‘canzonet,’’ all meaning ‘‘song’’ (or ‘‘little song’’) http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Studies in Philology University of North Carolina Press

Zepheria (1595; STC 26124): A Critical Edition

Studies in Philology , Volume 100 (2) – May 1, 2003

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Zepheria (; STC ): A Critical Edition by Margaret Christian INTRODUCTION EPHERIA is an anonymous Elizabethan lyric sequence consist- ing of a dedicatory poem of thirty-three lines and forty num- Zbered ‘‘canzons,’’ mostly of fourteen lines. Originally published at the height of the sonnet vogue in , Zepheria is fascinating but not first-rate, a fair target for Sir John Davies’s ‘‘Gullinge Sonnets.’’ Both derivative and outrageous (canzon : ‘‘ ’Mongst Delian Nymphs in An- gels vniuersitie / Thou my Zepheria liu’st matriculated’’), it combines allusions to previous sequences with verbal and prosodic experimen- tation.                The title page specifies that Zepheria was ‘‘Printed by the Widdowe Orwin, for N. L. and John Busbie.’’ Joan Orwin was the wife of printers John Kingston (active –), George Robinson (active –), and Thomas Orwin (active –) and mother of printer Felix Kingston (active –). On her own, she printed a volume of Cicero’s De In the original edition, the word ‘‘canzon’’ appears at the head of each poem with a final period: ‘‘Canzon. .’’ According to the OED, ‘‘canzon,’’ ‘‘canzone,’’ and ‘‘canzonet,’’ all meaning ‘‘song’’ (or ‘‘little song’’)

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Published: May 1, 2003

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