The essayes of a prentise, in the diuine art of poesie


The essayes of a prentise, in the diuine art of poesie


James I, King of England, 1566-1625.

Du Bartas, Guillaume de Salluste, seigneur, 1544-1590.



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By James I, whose name (Jacobus Sextus) is given in an acrostic on A1r. In verse, mostly in Scots dialect. At foot of title: Cum priuilegio regali. Signatures: *⁴ A-P⁴. "The Vranie translated", "Ane metaphoricall inuention of a tragedie called Phoenix", "A paraphrasticall translation out of the poete Lucane", "Ane schort treatise", "The CIIII. Psalme" each has divisional title page; register is continuous. "The Uranie" is a translation of "L'Uranie ou Muse celeste" by Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas, with French and English on facing pages. A variant of the edition dated 1585. Reproduction of the original in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.


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