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Record 5890

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[MARGINALIA]:'The discouerie of his mistress, a false diamant. His sicknes, & Jealosie did not help the matter, but did marre all. Woomen loue men: & care not for pore harts, that cannot bestead them. Especially at the returne of his ritual, her Secretarie; it imported him to empooue himself more, then before; & not to languish like a milkstop, or to play the pore snake vpon himself. Ladie Elinor woold haue liked the man and woold haue maintained his possession by force of armes, & with braue encounters beat his enimie owt of the field.'
Century: 1500-1599
Date: unknown
Country: England (?)
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Gabriel Harvey
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1545
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England (?)
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: George Gascoigne
Title: The Posies
Genre: Poetry, Miscellany / Anthology
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 5890  
Source - Print  
  Author: Gabriel Harvey
  Editor: G C Moore Smith
  Title: Gabriel Harvey: Marginalia
  Place of Publication: Stratford-upon-Avon
  Date of Publication: 1913
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 167
  Additional comments: Summary gloss to Gascoigne's The Posies, 'F. I.''s frustrated love affair. After 1575.

Citation: Gabriel Harvey, G C Moore Smith (ed.), Gabriel Harvey: Marginalia (Stratford-upon-Avon, 1913), p. 167,, accessed: 17 April 2024

Additional comments:

This is a marginal note cited by John Kerrigan in his essay 'The editor as reader' in Raven, Small and Tadmor (eds), The Practice and Representation of Reading in England (Cambridge, 1996). Kerrigan says this is typical of Harvey's style of annotation as 'aide memoire' in order to derive lessons from texts; in this case, Kerrigan says, his reading leads him to deduce 'somewhere down the line... that firm and courageous dealing with Spain is the only way to success.'



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