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‘Lords of Wine and Oile’ – Community and Conviviality in the Poetry of Robert Herrick - Oxford Scholarship Online
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‘Lords of Wine and Oile’: Community and Conviviality in the Poetry of Robert Herrick

Ruth Connolly and Tom Cain


The first such collection to be issued since 1991, the essays presented here read Herrick’s poetry in the context of his literary, musical, political, and religious affiliations and look at how he both presents and constructs ideals of community in his work. Herrick is best known for his poetry’s grace, good humour, and a spirit of tolerant inclusiveness at odds with the publication of his work close to the end of the Civil Wars. This collection places Herrick’s poetry in a much wider chronological context beginning with his early career as a manuscript poet in Jacobean London. Contributors us ... More

Keywords: Herrick, Hesperides, seventeenth-century lyric, literary community, sociability, coteries, print, orality, manuscript, classical influences

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199604777
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604777.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ruth Connolly, editor
Lecturer in Seventeenth-Century Literature, Newcastle University

Tom Cain, editor
Professor of Early Modern Literature, Newcastle University

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