'Still finest wits are stilling Venus Rose’: Robert Southwell's 'Optima Deo’, Venus and Adonis, and Tasso's canto della rosa

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Title'Still finest wits are stilling Venus Rose’: Robert Southwell's 'Optima Deo’, Venus and Adonis, and Tasso's canto della rosa Author(S)JASON LAWRENCE (Author)
Abstract  It has been argued, with reference to Venus and Adonis, that Shakespeare is the poet targeted specifically by Robert Southwell in his mournful stanza on love poetry in 'The Author to the Reader’; this essay argues instead that Southwell's remark has a wider application to English poets of the early 1590s. ...Paginationp 389–406
SubjectEurope -- HistoryDescriptorsRenaissance
Journal TitleRenaissance studies: Journal of the Society for Renaissance Studies  
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