Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Defence of Poesie (Ponsonby, 1595)

Sir Philip Sidney

Transcribed, with an introduction, notes, and bibliography,
by Richard Bear, University of Oregon, September-December 1992.


A note on the etext edition

This etext of Philip Sidney's _Defence of Poesie_ is based on the Scolar
Press facsimile of the British Museum's copy (Shelf-mark: C.57.b.38) of the
Ponsonby editon of the _Defence_. It was transcribed in October, 1992 by
Richard Bear of the University of Oregon and proofed by Richard Bear and
Micah Bear. The editor acknowledges the invaluable guidance of Professor
William Rockett in making improvements to the Introduction. The text has
not been tagged in any way. The letters "j," "u" and "v" have been
normalized for the modern reader, and catchwords eliminated; otherwise the
old spellings have been retained. As in the original Ponsonby text, there
is neither paragraphing no pagination. Quotations found in the original in
the Greek alphabet have generally been transliterated, and a few
corrections of compositor's typographical errors or omissions have been
made which will be found within square brackets. Endnotes are serially
numbered and are enclosed within braces. As these may interfere with
linguistic or other research, scholars should feel free to make working
copies from which the notation and other extraneous text have been removed;
however, copies distributed to others must remain unmodified and include
this paragraph. Copyright (1992) for this edition belongs to the University
of Oregon; it is freely distributed for nonprofit scholarly and teaching
purposes only. Please forward all comments, corrections and emendations to, or by snailmail to Richard Bear, Department of
English, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR USA 97478

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