The Occasional Meditations of Mary Rich, Countess of Warwick

The Occasional Meditations of Mary Rich, Countess of Warwick

By Raymond A. Anselment (University of Connecticut )
2009 | 224 + xvi pp. | 978-0-86698-411-9 | Hardcover 6 x 9 in
MRTS 363 | $48 | £35 |

The occasional meditations of Mary Rich, Countess of Warwick, contribute significantly to a genre of increasing seventeenth-century importance. The many pieces she wrote over a period of fifteen years have a religious and personal immediacy that sets them apart from other works in this tradition. Rich in domestic detail, vivid analogies, and homely comparisons, the Countess of Warwick’s occasional mediations are a memorable expression of a deeply religious woman who achieved a distinctive sense of self as she strove to make her life one with God. This first edition is a testament of her accomplishment.