The Poetical Works of Matthew Prior: Volume 2

Houghton, Osgood

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Houghton, Osgood
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Dec 31, 1878
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A diplomat and distinguished politician, the English poet Matthew Prior was noted for verses of amusing urbanity and satirical deftness, as well as for writing some of the most elegant love poetry of the late seventeenth century. Prior essayed graver themes in his masterpiece ‘Solomon on the Vanity of the World’ (1718), framed as a disquisition on the vanity of human knowledge. Lastly, Prior was judged by all as the greatest epigrammatist of his age. The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature’s finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents Prior’s complete works, with related illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Prior’s life and works

* Concise introduction to Prior’s life and poetry

* The complete poetry — text based on the George Bell and Sons 1907 Edition of Prior’s works

* Excellent formatting of the poems

* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry

* Easily locate the poems you want to read

* Includes Prior’s rare satirical work ‘The Country Mouse and the City Mouse’, satirising Dryden’s ‘The Hind and the Panther’ — first time in digital print

* Rare prose works, including the seminal ‘Dialogues of the Dead’ — appearing here for the first time in digital publishing

* Features two biographies, including Dr. Johnson’s famous Life of the poet — discover Prior’s intriguing life

* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

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The Life and Poetry of Matthew Prior

Brief Introduction: Matthew Prior by Henry Austin Dobson

Complete Poetical Works of Matthew Prior

The Poems

List of Poems in Chronological Order

List of Poems in Alphabetical Order

The Satire

The Country Mouse and the City Mouse

The Prose

Essays and Dialogues of the Dead

The Biographies

Prior by Samuel Johnson

Matthew Prior by Henry Austin Dobson

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