The Poems, Plays and Other Remains of Sir John Suckling. with a Copious Account of the Author, Notes, and an Appendix of Illustrative Pieces - Vol. 1

The Poems, Plays and Other Remains of Sir John Suckling. with a Copious Account of the Author, Notes, and an Appendix of Illustrative Pieces - Vol. 1

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The Poems, Plays and Other Remains of Sir John Suckling. with a Copious Account of the Author, Notes, and an Appendix of Illustrative Pieces - Vol. 1

The Poems, Plays and Other Remains of Sir John Suckling. with a Copious Account of the Author, Notes, and an Appendix of Illustrative Pieces - Vol. 1

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A new edition of the remains of sir john suckling, in verse and prose, has for many years past been a desideratum. the volume which is now offered to the public embraces all that is known to be extant from his pen. the account of his life which is prefixed has been reprinted from that which accompanies a volume of selections from his writings published in 1836 by the late Suffolk historian, the Rev. Alfred Suckling ; but it has been carefully revised, and in certain places enlarged.

The tracts which form the Appendix are in themselves curious, and they throw some light on Suckling’s history, and on the circumstances by which he was surrounded and influenced.

Some of the notes have been derived from a copy of Suckling’s works, edit. 1658, purporting to have been formerly in the possession of Wordsworth. All the notes written by the poet himself are initialed W. W., or signed in full, evidently to distinguish them from notes in two other hands, those of George Chalmers and John Lawson ; but the authenticity of this ms. matter has (it is right to say) been called in question. the handwriting is certainly very like Wordsworth’s, which varied a good deal from time to time ; but it was . . .

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