Thomas Carew: Poems

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  • Glyn Pursglove (University College of Wales, Swansea)

In the few months after Carew's death in March of 1640 there appeared a volume described on its title page as Poems. By Thomas Carew Esquire. One of the Gentlemen of the Privie-Chamber, and Sewer in Ordinary to His Majesty. The volume was published by one Thomas Walkley, who seems to have been something of an opportunist (to judge, for example, from the part he played in the publication of the 1645 Works by Edmund Waller), and the collection bears signs of having been rather hastily assembled and issued to take commercial advantage of Carew's recent decease. Only some ten of Carew's poems were printed while he was alive, most of them as commendatory verses prefacing books by other writers. Much the larger part of …

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Citation:
Pursglove, Glyn. "Poems". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 28 October 2000
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