Sir Philip Sidney's The Lady of May


Sir Philip Sidney's The Lady of May [Electronic resource] / transcribed, with an introduction, notes, and bibliography, by Richard Bear


Sidney, Philip, Sir, 1554-1586


Bear, Richard (ed.)


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Encoding format: Plain text

Long s modernised

i/j nad u/v retained along with original spelling

Catchwords and marginalia removed

A few errors have been emended within brackets

Some italics indicated between underscores. Other italics, such as those in which the verses were printed, and those which were used for proper names, have been ommitted

Pagination is indicated within the text and enclosed by angle brackets

Endnotes indicated within braces

LC keywords

Plays -- England -- 16th century
Masques -- England -- 16th century

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The Lady of May — The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia : now the fourth time pvblished, with sundry new additions / written by Sir Philip Sidney Sidney, Philip, Sir, 1554-1586 : 4th ed. p. 570-576 Imprinted for Mathevv Lovvnes London: 1605

Note: Copy used: British Museum, C.39.h.8


Mode of access: Online. OTA website

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