Willobie his Avisa, with an essay towards its interpretation / by Charles Hughes ...

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Willobie his Avisa.
London [etc.], Sherratt and Hughes, 1904.
2 p. l., xxviii, 164 p. incl. facsims. facsim. 23 cm.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Biography.
With reproductions of original title-page: [1] Willobie his Avisa. Or the true picture of a modest maid, and of a chast and constant wife. In hexameter verse. The like argument wherof, was neuer hereto fore published. Read the preface to the reader before you enter farther ... Imprinted at London by Iohn Windet, 1594. [2] Penelope's complaint or a mirrour for wanton minions, taken out of Homer's Odissea, and written in English verse by Peter Colse ... London, Printed by H. Jackson dwelling in Fleet-street, and are to be sold at his shop under Temple-barre gate. 1596.
Ostensibly edited by Hadrian Dorrell from the papers left by his friend Henry Willoughby: thought to be the work of Dorrell himself, though the name is probably fictitious. Has been ascribed to the Earl of Southampton and others.
"The cumulative evidence makes it almost certain that the W. S. of the poem stands for William Shakespeare." cf. p. xxvii.
The text of the Avisa has been prepared by collating Dr. Grosart's edition (1880) with the 1594 edition in the British museum. Appendixes A and B are "from the 1596 edition of 'Avisa' as reprinted in 1635 edition". Appendix C is "printed from the unique copy in the possession of A. H. Huth esq.".
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500 copies printed. No. 64.
Willoughby, Henry. 1574-1596? supposed author.
Dorrell, Hadrian. pseud.? supposed author.
Willoughby, Thomas. supposed author.
Colse, Peter. fl. 1596.
Hughes, Charles. B.A., London. ed.
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