Gentle Flame

The Life and Verse of Dudley, Fourth Lord North

Gentle Flame

Book Pages: 272 Illustrations: Published: August 1983

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Gentle Flame recounts the life and presents for the first time the hitherto unknown poetry of Dudley, Fourth Lord North. Born during the reign of Elizabeth I, reared in that of James I, elected to Parliament under Charles I, and retired to his country seat during the time of Charles II, the life an poetry of the Fourth Lord North deepens present-day understanding of an age that saw much social change.



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List of Plates ix

Preface xi

A Note on Documentation xvii

Part One. The Life

1. The Family Background 3

2. Sir Dudley's Father 11

3. Early Years 28

4. Marriage and Responsibility 47

5. Civil Strife and Retirement 61

6. Later Years 74

Part Two. The Verse

1. The Perkins Manuscript 99

2. A Discussion of the Verse 109

3. The Text of the Verse 128

4. Annotation of the Verse 165

5. Textual Notes 215

Appendix A. A Genealogical Chart of the North Family 217

Appendix B. Miscellaneous Translated Fragments 218

Appendix C. The Order of Elements in the Perkins Manuscript 220

Appendix D. The Order of Elements in the Rougham Hall Manuscript 222

Bibliography 224

Index of Titles and First Lines 241

Index 244
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Cloth ISBN: 978-0-8223-0491-3