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The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes (1907–21).
Vol. 4. Prose and Poetry: Sir Thomas North to Michael Drayton.


X. Michael Drayton.

Bibliography.


The Harmonie of the Church. Containing, The Spirituall Songes and holy Hymnes, of godly men, Patriarkes and Prophetes: all, sweetly sounding, to the praise and glory of the highest. Now (newlie) reduced into sundrie kinds of English Meeter: meete to be read or sung, for the solace and comfort of the godly. 1591. Rptd. 1610 as A Heavenly Harmonie of Spirituall Songes. Ed. Dyce, A., Percy Soc., vol. VII, 1843. In Poems, ed. Collier, J. P., Roxburghe Club, 1856. In Works, ed. Hooper, R., 1876.
Idea The Shepheards Garland, Fashioned in nine Eglogs. Rowlands Sacrifice to the Nine Muses…. By Peace Plenty. By Wisdome Peace. T. O. 1593. Rptd., ed. Collier, Roxburghe Club, 1856, and facsimiled, ed. Collier [1870?]. Revised and printed as Eglogs, in Poemes Lyrick and Pastoral [1606.] Rptd., Spenser Soc., 1891. Again revised and printed as Pastorals Containing Eglogues, in Poems, 1619 and 1620. Rptd. in Works, 1748, etc. Ed. Arber, E., in An English Garner, vol. VIII, 1896. Songs from editions of 1593, 1605 and 1606 in Minor Poems of M. D., ed. Brett, C., 1907.
Peirs Gaveston Earle of Cronwall. His life, death, and fortune. [1593 or 1594.] Rptd. 1595 (?); and revised in The Tragicall Legend of Robert, Duke of Normandy, etc., 1596; and in Poems of 1605, etc.; in Works, 1748, etc.; and Spenser Soc., Poems, 1888.
Matilda. The faire and chaste Daughter of the Lord Robert Fitzwater. The True Glorie Of The Noble House Of Sussex. 1594. Rptd. 1594; and in 1596 to 1888 as Peirs Gaveston above.
The Tragicall Legend of Robert, Duke of Normandy, surnamed Shortthigh, eldest sonne to William Conqueror. With the legend of Matilda…. And the Legend of Piers Gaveston. 1596. Rptd. in Poems, 1605, etc.; in Works, 1748, etc.; and in Spenser Soc., Poems, 1888.
The Legend of Great Cromwel. 1607. Rptd. 1609; in A Mirour for Magistrates, 1610, and ed. Haslewood, 1815; in Poems, 1619, 1620; and in Works, 1748, etc.
Ideas Mirrour. Amours in Quatorzains. 1594. Rptd. in Poems, ed. Collier, Roxburghe Club, 1856. Second edition, revised, in Englands Heroicall Epistles, 1599. Third edition, revised, in Eng. Her. Ep., 1600. Fourth edition, revised, in Eng. Her. Ep., 1602; rptd. with alterations in The Barrons Wars, 1603. Fifth edition, revised, in Poems, 1605; rptd. 1608, etc.; in Poems, Spenser Soc., 1888. Sixth edition in Poems, 1619; rptd. 1620, etc.; in Works, 1748, etc.; ed. Arber and Lee in An English Garner, 1883, 1904; ed. Morley in The Barons’ Wars, 1887; ed. Crow in Elizabethan Sonnet-Cycles, 1897; Collier’s Roxburghe Club Poems, 1856, contains also the sonnets from editions later than 1594; and Brett’s Minor Poems, 1907, gives all the sonnets from all editions in the form in which they were first published, with others, not from Idea, in the appendix. Daniel’s Delia and Drayton’s Idea, ed. Esdaile, A., 1908, contains the 63 sonnets of 1619, with 11 others, and a bibliography of Ideas Mirrour.
Endimion and Phœbe. Ideas Latmus. n.d. [1595]. Rptd., ed. Collier, Roxburghe Club, 1856, and facsimiled, ed. Collier, 1870 (?). Portions incorporated in The Man in the Moone, 1606, q.v.
Mortimeriados. The Lamentable cruell warres of Edward the Second and the Barrons. 1596. Rptd., ed. Collier, Roxburghe Club, 1856. Later rewritten and published as
The Barrons Wars in the raigne of Edward the second, with Englands Heroicall Epistles. 1603. Rptd. in Poems, 1605, etc.; in Works, 1748, etc.; ed. Morley, 1882; Spenser Soc., Poems, 1888.
Englands Heroicall Epistles. 1597. Enlarged in 1598, in 1599 (?rptd. 1600), in 1602 (rptd. in The Barrons Wars, 1603), and in Poems, 1605, rptd. in Poems, 1608, etc.; rptd. alone [169–], 1697, 1737, [1758?]; in Works, 1738, etc.; and in Spenser Soc., Poems, 1888.
To the Majestic of King James. Agratulatorie Poem. 1603.
The Owle. Noctuas Athenas. 1604. Rptd. in Poems, 1619; in Works, 1748, etc.
A Pæan Triumphall composed for the Societie of the Goldsmiths of London: congratulating his Highnes magnificent entring the citie. 1604. Rptd. in Nichols, J., The Progresses … of King James the First, 1828.
Moyses in a Map of his Miracles. 1604. Altered and published as
Moses, his Birth and Miracles, in The Muses Elizium, 1630 (rptd. Spenser Soc., 1892); rptd. in Works, 1748, etc.
Poemes Lyrick and Pastorall. Odes, Eglogs, The Man in the Moone. [1606?.] Rptd. in Poems, ed. Collier, Roxburghe Club, 1856; Spenser Soc., 1891.
Odes. In Poemes Lyrick and Pastorall, 1606 (?); with additions in Poems, 1619, 1620; in Works, 1748, etc.; in Arber’s English Garner, 1896 and 1903; in Minor Poems, ed. Brett, C., 1907.
The Man in the Moone. In Poemes Lyrick and Pastorall, 1606 (?); in Poems, 1619, 1620; in Works, 1748, etc.
Poly-Olbion or A Chorographicall Description of Tracts, Rivers, Mountaines, Forests, and other Parts of this renowned Isle of Great Britaine, With intermixture of the most Remarquable Stories, Antiquities, Wonders, Rarityes, Pleasures, and Commodities of the same: Digested in a Poem by Michael Drayton, Esq. With a Table added, for direction to those occurrences of Story and Antiquitie whereunto the Course of the Volume easily leads not. 1613.



A Chorographicall Description…. Divided into two Bookes; the latter containing twelve Songs, never before Imprinted. 1622. Before Song XIX is another title-page: The second part, or A Continuance Of Poly-Olbion From The Eighteenth Song…. 1622. Rptd. in Works, 1748, etc.; ed. Southey, in Select works of the British Poets, 1831; in Works, ed. Hooper, 1876; and Spenser Soc., 1890.
An Elegie on the Lady Penelope Clifton, by M. Dr.
An Elegie on the death of the three sonnes of the Lord Sheffield, drowned neere where Trent falleth into Humber.
These two are in Certain Elegies done by Sundrie Excellent Wits, 1618 and 1620. For later reprints, see The Battaile of Agincourt, 1627, etc.
Elegies upon sundry Occasions. In The Battaile of Agincourt, 1627, rptd. 1631; in Works (with omissions), 1748, etc. Rptd. in full from the edition of 1627 in Brett, C., Minor Poems, 1907.
The Battaile of Agincourt…. The Miseries of Queene Margarite, the infortunate wife of that most infortunate King Henry the sixt. Nimphidia, the Court of Fayrie. The Quest of Cinthia. The Shepheard’s Sirena. The Moone-Calfe. Elegies upon sundry occasions. 1627. Rptd. 1631; in Works, 1748, etc.; ed. Garnett, R., 1893.
The Miseries of Queene Margarite. In The Battaile of Agincourt, 1627, and all subsequent editions.
Nimphidia. In the Battaile of Agincourt, 1627, and all subsequent editions. Also as the History of Queen Mab, 1751. Also ed. Brydges, E., 1814; in Selections, ed. Bullen, 1883; in The Barons’ Wars, ed. Morley, 1887; in Selections, ed. Beeching, 1899; in Minor Poems, ed. Brett, C., 1907; and in Sidgwick, F., Sources and Analogues of A Midsummer-Night’s Dream, Shakespeare Library, 1908, and elsewhere.
The Shepheards Sirena. In the Battaile of Agincourt, 1627, and all subsequent editions. Also in Minor Poems, ed. Brett, C., 1907.
The Moone-Calfe. In the Battaile of Agincourt, 1627, and all subsequent editions.
The Quest of Cynthia. In The Battaile of Agincourt, 1627, and all subsequent editions. Also in Minor Poems, ed. Britt, C., 1907.
The Muses Elizium, Lately discovered, By A New Way Over Parnassus. The passages therein, being the subject of ten sundry Nymphalls, Leading three Divine Poemes, Noahs Floud, Moses, his Birth and Miracles, David and Goliah. 1630. Rptd. in Works, 1748, etc.; Spenser Soc., 1892; in The Barons’ Wars, ed. Morley, 1887; in Minor Poems, ed. Brett, C., 1907.
Noahs Floud. In The Muses Elizium, 1630; rptd. in Works, 1748, etc.
David and Goliah. In The Muses Elizium, 1630; rptd. in Works, 1748, etc.

Fugitive Pieces

In Morley, T., A First Book of Ballets, 1595; England’s Helicon, 1600 and 1614, rptd., ed. Bullen, 1887; Middleton, C., Legend of Humphrey Duke of Gloucester, 1600; Geffe, N., The Perfect Use of Silk-Wormes, 1607; Davies, J., of Hereford, The Holy Roode, 1609; Murray, D., Sophonisba, 1611; Coryate, T., Crudities, 1611; Chapman, G., The Georgicks of Hesiod, 1618; Munday, A., Primaleon, 1619; Naumachia or Hollands Sea-fight, 1622; Beaumont, Sir J., Bosworth-field, 1629; Annalia Dubrensia, 1636, rptd., ed. Grosart, A. B., 1877; Elton, O., Michael Drayton, 1905, p. 210. Some of these are collected by Brett, C., Minor Poems. For others of doubtful authenticity, see Elton, ut supra, pp. 203, 204.

Collected Works


1. Editions published in Drayton’s life-time

Poems: By Michaell Draiton Esquire. London, Printed for N. Ling, 1605.
Poems: by Michael Drayton, Esquire. 1608, 1610, 1613.
Poems: by Michael Drayton Esquire, Viz. The Barons Warres, Englands Heroicall Epistles, Idea, Odes, The Legends of Robert, Duke of Normandie, Matilda, Pierce Gaveston And, Great Cromwell, The Owle, Pastorals, Contayning Eglogues, with the Man in the Moone. n.d.
This volume contains separate title-pages for certain sections, all dated 1619. Rptd. in 1620.
Poems. Newly Corrected and Augmented. n.d., but 2 separate title-pages are dated 1620.
Poems: Newly Corrected by the Author. n.d. [1631 ?.]

2. Editions published after Drayton’s death

Poems, 1637. Works (in one volume), 1748; rptd in four volumes, 1753; in British Poets; ed. Anderson, R., vol. III, 1795; in English Poets, 1810.
Poems. By Michael Drayton, From The Earliest And Rarest Editions. Or >From Unique Copies. Ed. Collier, J. P. Roxburghe Club. 1856,
The Complete Works of Michael Drayton. Ed. Hooper, R. 3 vols. 1876 (unfinished).
Poems. Spenser Soc. 1888. (A reprint of the Poemes of 1606.)
Minor Poems of Michael Drayton. Ed. Brett, C. Oxford, 1907.

Selections

Selections from the Poems of Michael Drayton. Ed. Bullen, A. H. 1883.
The Barons’ Wars, Nymphidia, And Other Poems By Michael Drayton. Ed. Morley, H. 1887.
A Selection from the Poetry Of Samuel Daniel and Michael Drayton. Ed. Beeching, H. C. 1899.

Biography and Criticism

Historical Essay in Works of 1748 and 1753.
Beeching, as under Selections, supra.
Brett, as under Collected Works (2), supra.
Bullen, as under Selections, supra.
Collier, as under Collected Works (2), supra.
Courthope, W. J. History of English Poetry, vol. III.
Elton, O. Michael Drayton. A Critical Study With a Bibliography (which see for fuller details than can be given here). Spenser Soc. 1895. Second edition, enlarged and revised. 1905.
Esdaile, A., as under Ideas Mirrour, supra.
Fleay, F. G. Biographical Chronicle of the English Drama. 1891.



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