Contents

List of contributors page ix

Preface xi

List of abbreviations xiii

Chronology xv

Part one The context i Politics and religion 3

David Loewenstein

2. The politics of gender 31

Elaine Hobby

3 Manuscript, print, and the social history of the lyric 52. Arthur F. Marotti

4 Genre and tradition 80 Alastair Fowler

5 Rhetoric 101 Brian Vickers

Part two Some poets

6 John Donne 1Z3 Achsah Guibbory

7 Ben Jonson 148 Richard Helgerson

8 Robert Herrick 171 Leah S. Marcus

9 George Herbert 183 Helen Wilcox

10 Thomas Carew, Sir John Suckling, and Richard Lovelace 200 Thomas N. Corns

11 John Milton: the early works 221 Michael Wilding

12 Richard Crashaw 242 Anthony Low

13 Henry Vaughan 256 Jonathan F. S. Post

14 Andrew Marvell 275 Donald M. Friedman

Index 304

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