The Poems of Robert Parry

Renaissance English Text Society (RETS), Vol. XXX

The Poems of Robert Parry

Edited by G. Blakemore Evans (Harvard University )
2005 | 382 + x pp. | 1 ills. | 978-0-86698-347-1 | Cloth 6 x 9 in
MRTS 303 | $48 | £37 |

Renowned Renaissance scholar and editor G. Blakemore Evans throws new light on the Welsh gentleman-poet Robert Parry in this edition of his complete poems. The poems, never before gathered and analyzed together (including one manuscript poem), survive in two volumes of one and two copies, respectively: Sinetes Passions vppon his fortunes (1597) in the Huntington Library and a chivalric prose romance, Moderatus, The most delectable and famous Historie of the Blacke Knight (1595) in the Bodleian and Folger Shakespearean libraries. Evans discovers new information about Parry's genealogy and literary and social circles and elucidates his word coinages and use of acrostics. As we have come to expect from Professor Evans, his commentary on the poems is illuminating.

Professor G. Blakemore Evans died on December 23, 2005 at the age of 93.