An Collins: Divine Songs and Meditacions (791 words)

  • W. Scott Howard (University of Denver )
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Divine Songs and Meditacions is the only known work by the seventeenth century English autobiographical, political, and religious poet, An Collins. The volume presents twenty-three of her poems plus one preface, “To the Reader”, written in prose. The book itself is an octavo composed of fifty-two leaves that was rebound in the early nineteenth century with English polished calf.

Divine Songs and Meditacions was published in 1653 by Richard Bishop, brother-in-law of Miles Flesher, who acquired William Stansby’s business in 1635 and was a printer in London at St. Peter’s Pauls Wharf from 1636-54. Of the more than one hundred books that Bishop produced during those years, this is the only volume of …



Citation:
Howard, W. Scott. "Divine Songs and Meditacions". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 29 August 2005
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=15444, accessed 24 November 2017.]


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