[POETRY] The Psalmes of David by Sir Philip Sidney & Mary Sidney Herbert - tg

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Post by TriciaG » August 26th, 2020, 11:30 am

The Psalmes of David by Sir Philip Sidney (1554 - 1586) and Mary Sidney Herbert (1561-1621).

A poetic version of the Psalms by Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586) and his sister, Mary Sidney Herbert, the Countess of Pembroke (1561-1621). "It is possible that the original Autograph manuscript of Sir Philip Sidney may still exist in the library at Wilton. It would have been desirable to have ascertained this, as it might prove which were versified by him, and which by his sister. This I have not been able to accomplish." Some of the Psalms may have been written by a third party.

The Christian Remembrancer magazine for June 1821 contains a paper by Dr. Cotton on English Psalmody. In speaking of this translation, he says, "By what strange means it has happened that this version has slept in unmerited obscurity for nearly two centuries and a half, I am utterly at a loss to divine. I see in many of them passages of considerable beauty; and notwithstanding the stiffness characteristic of the poetry of the day, there is often peculiar happiness of expression, a nerve and energy, a poetic spirit that might have disarmed, even if it could not extort praise, from the fastidious Warton himself." (Summary from the Advertisement)

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Post by KevinS » August 26th, 2020, 11:42 am

Excellent choice!

Section Zero, please. (I look forward to pronouncing the name 'Zouch.')
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Post by TriciaG » August 26th, 2020, 11:53 am

You're in for zero!

(FYI, On the title page, "knt" stands for "knight", I think. There's too much good stuff on that title page to skip!)
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Post by KevinS » August 26th, 2020, 4:28 pm

Drop and roll!

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Post by TriciaG » August 26th, 2020, 4:53 pm

Thanks!
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Post by alanmapstone » August 26th, 2020, 5:03 pm

Section 1 please.
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Post by TriciaG » August 26th, 2020, 5:08 pm

Claim entered!
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Post by alanmapstone » August 26th, 2020, 5:13 pm

And 23 29 60 99 127 130 150 please

I like Philip Sidney's other works but have not read these before 👍
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Post by TriciaG » August 26th, 2020, 5:53 pm

Yay! Thanks!
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Post by alanmapstone » August 27th, 2020, 3:33 am

Psalm 1 - Beatus Vir

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/psalmesofdavid_001_sidney_128kb.mp3
1:54

There is a wonderful musical setting of this Psalm by Monteverdi :D

Can I add 47 to my list?
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Post by TriciaG » August 27th, 2020, 5:29 am

Thank you!

47 added to your list. :)
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Post by TriciaG » August 27th, 2020, 11:44 am

Section zero:

4:10 - "hitherto, Sir Ph. Sidney" I hear "Henry"

6:20 - "Donne's poems, edit. 1635, p 366 and edit. 17..." (I think this is "edition" rather than "edited


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Psalm 1 PL OK!
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Post by KevinS » August 27th, 2020, 12:48 pm

TriciaG wrote:
August 27th, 2020, 11:44 am
Section zero:

6:20 - "Donne's poems, edit. 1635, p 366 and edit. 17..." (I think this is "edition" rather than "edited
Of course! What was I thinking?
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Post by alanmapstone » August 30th, 2020, 2:49 am

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Post by TriciaG » August 30th, 2020, 5:35 am

Thanks! I'll be able to PL later today.
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