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Sir Philip Sidney


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Sir Philip Sidney : The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia

"According to [James] Johnstoun, his supplement [to Sidney's Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia] grew out of his affection for Sidney's romance. Having read the Arcadia over and over, he became inspired by the two pairs of lovers ..."

Century: 1500-1599 / 1600-1699     Reader/Listener/Group: James Johnstoun      


Sir Philip Sidney : The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia

"According to one contemporary anecdote, when a would-be lover borrowed from the Arcadia to woo a lady, she immediately saw through his deception: she 'was so well versed in his author, as tacitely she traced him to the bottom of a leaf.'"

Century: 1600-1699     Reader/Listener/Group: anon      


Sir Philip Sidney : Arcadia der Graffin von Pembrock


Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Samuel Taylor Coleridge      Print: Book


Sir Philip Sidney : The Countess of Pembroke‚Äôs Arcadia

Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, c. 1 October 1795, 'A good phrase of Sir P Sidneys for looking foolish. "he lookd like an Ape that had newly taken a purgation".'

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Robert Southey      Print: Book


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