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by Philip Sidney

  • Author: Philip Sidney
  • ISBN: 1116895668
  • ISBN13: 978-1116895667
  • ePub: 1448 kb | FB2: 1941 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Poetry
  • Publisher: BiblioBazaar (November 12, 2009)
  • Pages: 194
  • Rating: 4.2/5
  • Votes: 421
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A Defence of Poesie and Poems ePub download

Sir Philip Sidney lived an active life as a courtier, solider, diplomat, and writer His The Defence of Poesy was originally published under two different titles, The Defence of Poesie and An Apologie for Poetrie.

Sir Philip Sidney lived an active life as a courtier, solider, diplomat, and writer. He was born at Penshurst Place, in Kent in 1554. His father, Sir Henry Sidney, was appointed lord president of the Marches of Wales by Queen Elizabeth in 1559, and was later posted in Ireland; he was often absent from Penshurst. Sidney’s mother was lady-in-waiting to the queen until she caught smallpox in 1562. His The Defence of Poesy was originally published under two different titles, The Defence of Poesie and An Apologie for Poetrie. It is a thorough and vigorous argument written by a practitioner of the art, who also had a strong education in the classics.

Sir Philip Sidney was born on 30th November 1554 at Penshurst Place, Kent. He was educated at Shrewsbury School and Christ Church, Oxford. In 1572, at the age of 18, he was elected to Parliament as a Member for Shrewsbury. Despite his domestic commitments Sidney spent the next several years travelling through Germany, Italy, Poland, the Kingdom of Hungary and Austria. Returning to England in 1575, Sidney met Penelope Devereux who became the inspiration for his beautiful sonnet sequence ‘Astrophel and Stella’

Introduction by Henry Morley A Defence of Poesie Poems. Philip Sidney was born at Penshurst, in Kent, on the 29th of November, 1554

Introduction by Henry Morley A Defence of Poesie Poems. Philip Sidney was born at Penshurst, in Kent, on the 29th of November, 1554. His father, Sir Henry Sidney, had married Mary, eldest daughter of John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland, and Philip was the eldest of their family of three sons and four daughters. Edmund Spenser and Walter Raleigh were of like age with Philip Sidney, differing only by about a year, and when Elizabeth became queen, on the 17th of November, 1558, they were children of four or five years old.

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Sir Philip Sidney (30 November 1554 – 17 October 1586) was an English poet, courtier, Scholar, and soldier .

Sir Philip Sidney (30 November 1554 – 17 October 1586) was an English poet, courtier, Scholar, and soldier, who is remembered as one of the most prominent figures of the Elizabethan age. His works include Astrophel and Stella, The Defence of Poesy (also known as The Defence of Poetry or An Apology for Poetry), and The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia. Ages 18 and up. 2. 0.

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Brightfury
Sir Philip Sidney died at a tragically young age. He was one of the Elizabethan master technicians, his faultless ear leading him to the composition and mastery of many popular and obscure forms, including the sestina, for which he is deservedly remembered (his was a double sestina, resurrected by Auden much later, undoubtedly one of the models that revived use of that form by contemporary poets).

Sidney's prose work here, A Defence of Poesie, is well known and a still powerful apologetic for the respectability of serious verse-craft.

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The poems begin at location 817.

From the master himself, the close of A Defence of Poesie:

...But if (fie of such a but!) you be born so near the dull-making cataract of Nilus, that you cannot hear the planet-like music of poetry; if you have so earth-creeping a mind, that it cannot lift itself up to look to the sky of poetry, or rather, by a certain rustical disdain, will become such a Mome, as to be a Momus of poetry; then, though I will not wish unto you the ass's ears of Midas, nor to be driven by a poet's verses, as Bubonax was, to hang himself; nor to be rhymed to death, as is said to be done in Ireland; yet thus much curse I must send you in the behalf of all poets; that while you live, you live in love, and never get favour, for lacking skill of a sonnet; and when you die, your memory die from the earth for want of an epitaph.

- Sidney, Philip (2011-03-24). A Defence of Poesie and Poems (Kindle Locations 812-817). . Kindle Edition.
Gir
It is gratifying to see that there are still college courses that expose their students to the great Elizabethans. While there is little to say about this work that has not already been said let us hope that this work does not suffer its original fate again viz. lost. For a time this gem of concise clearly reasoned defense of poetry was lost because of being overlooked due to its introduction. It was assumed to be a treatise on equine matters.

Students may wish to consider why Sir Phillip began his work this way and there are a multitude of theories. Perhaps he was the original prankster or making historical elusive allusions to Plato and his charioteer. In any event it is great literature and worth reading even after 500 years. Read it to entertain yourself and stimulate your imagination. And guess what? It is not that long.
Ishnjurus
Great book
Rolling Flipper
Had to read it for school, and it was not as bad as I thought it was going to be.
Charyoll
This reading was required for a college english class. It was fun to read though. It's interesting to see the idea of literature art in the era and the ways in which people always seem to think they hold the master key to understanding what the art is, what the art is suppose to present, and how is works best under personal pretenses. It was a pretty easy read so good luck.
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