See also:English poet,
See also:fourth son of Dr
See also:bishop of Durham, was
See also:born in
See also:Yorkshire, perhaps at Stonegrave, a living of his
See also:father's, in 1368 or 1569 . In 1386 he was entered at Brasenose
See also:Oxford, where Giovanni
See also:Florio was his servitor, and in 1591 went to France with the
See also:earl of
See also:Essex, who was then serving against the
See also:prince of
See also:Parma . On his return he published Parthenophil and Parthenophe, Sonnettes, Madrigals, Elegies and Odes (ent. on Stationers'
See also:Register 1593), dedicated to his " dearest friend,"
See also:William Percy, who contributed a sonnet to the eulogies prefixed to a later
See also:work, Offices . Parthenophil was possibly printed for private circulation, and the copy in the duke of Devonshire's library is believed to be unique . Barnes was well acquainted with the work of contemporary French sonneteers, to whom he is largely indebted, and he borrows his title, apparently, from a Neapolitan writer of Latin
See also:verse, Hieronymus Angerianus . It is possible to outline a
See also:story from this series of love lyrics, but the incidents are slight, and in this case, as in other Elizabethan sonnet-cycles, it is difficult to dogmatize as to what is the expression of a real
See also:personal experience, and what is intellectual exercise in imitation of
See also:Petrarch . Parthenophil abounds in passages of
See also:great freshness and beauty, although its elaborate conceits are sometimes over-ingenious and strained . Barnes took the
See also:part of
See also:Harvey and even experimented in classical metres . This partisanship is sufficient to account for the abuse of
See also:Nashe, who accused him, apparently on no
See also:proof at all, of stealing a nobleman's chain at Windsor, and of other things . Barnes's second work, A Divine Centurie of Spirituall Sonnetts, appeared in 1595 . He also wrote two plays:— The Divil's
See also:Charter (1607), a tragedy dealing with the
See also:life of
See also:Alexander VI., which was played before the
See also:king; and The
See also:Battle of
See also:Evesham (or
See also:Hexham), of which the MS., traced to the beginning of the 18th century, is lost . In i6o6 he dedicated to King
See also:James Offices enabling privat Persons for the speciall service of all
See also:good Princes and Policies, a
See also:treatise containing, among other things, descriptions of
See also:Elizabeth and of the earl of Essex .
Barnes was buried at Durham in
See also:December 16og . His Parthenophil and Spiritual) Sonnetts were edited by Dr A . B . Grosart in a limited issue in 1875; Parthenophil was included by Prof . E .
See also:Arber in vol. v. of An English Garner; see also the new edition of An English Garner (Elizabethan Sonnets, ed . S .
See also:Lee, 1904, pp . Ixxv: et seq.) .
See also:Professor E .
See also:Dowden contributed a sympathetic
See also:criticism of Barnes to The Academy of
See also:Sept . 2, 1876 .
ALBERT BARNES (1798–1870)
JOSHUA BARNES (1654-1712)
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