By Robert C. Evans

ISBN-10: 0754630943

ISBN-13: 9780754630944

Born Alice Clarke, the daughter of Oxford university's 'first director of printing', Alicia D'Anvers' poetry demonstrates an intimate familiarity with Oxford and particularly with the workings of the click. This quantity reproduces 3 works: A Poem Upon His Sacred Majesty, His Voyage for Holland (1691), Academia: or, the Humours of the college of Oxford in Burlesque Verse (1691), and The Oxford-Act: A Poem (1693). A Poem Upon His Sacred Majesty... responds to William III's determination to go to his local Holland to barter with fellow Protestants approximately their clash with Catholic France. William, frequently impatient with English political wrangling, occasionally hinted that he may well abdicate and go back to Holland. D'Anvers' poem displays actual anxieties approximately such an occasion, in addition to reliable help for the Protestant king. The replica reproduced during this variation is from the Houghton Library at Harvard collage. Academia and The Oxford-Act situation extra neighborhood issues. most likely D'Anvers' most sensible poem, Academia satirises a few of Oxford University's 'younger sort', frequently adopting language that turns out as tough and coarse as that of the lads that she mocks. The Oxford-Act specializes in the yearly college 'Act' or graduation rite which lasted for numerous days and incorporated many rituals. The replica reproduced this is from The Huntington Library. The replica of Academia is reproduced from that held on the Folger Shakespeare Library.

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Alicia D'Anvers: Printed Writings 1641–1700: Series II, Part Two, Volume 2 (The Early Modern Englishwoman: A Facsimile Library of Essential Works – Printed ... Writings, 1641–1700: Series II, Part Two) by Robert C. Evans


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