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Lanyer

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Sara Waitzer

on 18 January 2010

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Transcript of Lanyer

Dedicatory Poems of Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum by Aemilia Lanyer And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Gospel According to Matthew 6:28-29 King James Bible Queen Anne of Denmark 1574-1619 Married to King James I
Patron of writers and musicians "To the Queens Most Excellent Majestie"
- Placing the Queen on a pedestal
- Comparison to ancient Greek Gods
- Mirror analogy and self-depreciation
- References to male figures: Jesus and Kings
- Eve seen in a positive light?
- Passover lamb
- Lanyer's own ambiguous sorrows
- The value of a female nature
Princess Elizabeth
Lady Arbella Stuart James beware! She's your cousin
and she wants her throne! Ladie Susan
Lanyer's educator and mentor Unique tone to the poem
- Personal qualities
- Religious elements
- No profit is expected
- Request for help Ladie Marie, Countesse Dowager of Pembrooke - Most prominent female poet of the time
- Her poems were mostly based on psalms
- Aunt of Lady Mary Roth
- Niece of Earl of Leicester (close to Queen Elizabeth)
Ladie Lucie , Countesse of Bedford - Friend and patron of celebrated authors -Positive Christianity
-Catholic Threat? Ladie Margaret Patron of Lanyer, dedicatee of 'Salve Deus'
Ladie Katherine Countesse of Suffolk - Lectured at Magdalene College Ladie Anne Countesse of Dorcet -Daughter of Lady Margaret
- Only surviving daughter of George, Duke of Cumberland
- Kept a diary and kept accounts of her family's doings
Poem to Ladie Anne - Virtue is true nobility
Presented by Leanne Poulin and Sara Waitzer To all vertuous Ladies in generall
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