By Robert C. Evans

An Collins' Divine Songs and Meditacions have been first published in a small eightvo quantity in London in 1653. the single extant replica is almost immediately held on the Huntington Library and it truly is, for this reason, this replica that's reproduced during this facsimile variation. it truly is an incredible textual content since it is without doubt one of the earliest volumes of gathered poems through an English lady within the 17th century. The poems are in particular interesting end result of the glimpses they supply into the existence and brain of a girl author in this interval and due to the social, political, old and non secular contexts within which they're embedded. the perfect id of An Collins' continues to be a secret, and students have needed to depend upon the Divine Songs and Meditacions for many in their knowing of its writer, usually drawing very assorted conclusions approximately her spiritual, social and political opinions. thus far critics have excited by the biographical and ancient curiosity of the poems, yet as Robert Evans highlights in his Introductory word to the quantity, those works additionally express a rhetorical strength and ability that benefits extra attention.

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