EARL OF 925 (b) dramas, (c) the heroic fragment onJonathan and the long poem on Doomesday . a . His earliest effort was
See also:Aurora, containing the first fancies of the author's youth (
See also:London, 1604), a
See also:miscellany of sonnets, songs and elegies, showing considerable formal felicity, if little originality, in the favourite themes of the Elizabethan sonneteers . To this may be added the Paraenesis to
See also:Henry (u.s.), An Elegie on the
See also:Death of Prince Henrie (u.s.), and shorter pieces, including a sonnet to Michael
See also:Drayton, who had called
See also:Alexander " a man of men," and lines on the
See also:Report of the Death of
See also:Drummond of Hawthornden . b . He wrote four tragedies, Darius (1603),
See also:Croesus (1604), The Alexandraean (1605), and
See also:Julius Caesar (1607) . The first and second were published together in 1604 as the Monarchicke Tragedies, a title which was afterwards given by Alexander to a
See also:print of the four
See also:works in the
See also:editions of 1607 and 1616 . They are didactic poems rather than plays, a sequence of reflections of the type of the Falls of Princes, the
See also:Mirror for Magistrates, or
See also:Lyndsay's Dialog between Experience and a Courteour (known also as the " Monarche ") . It is very probable that the last suggested both motif and title . The pieces are dialogues rather than dramas: the choruses are of the " Moralitas " type of
See also:verse rather than classical; and the varied versification is unsuitable for
See also:representation . Yet they contain not a few
See also:fine passages in the soliloquies, notably one in Darius (IV., iii.) on the vanishing of " Those
See also:golden palaces, those gorgeous halls " as " vapours in the air," which recall
See also:Shakespeare's later lines in the
See also:Tempest . c .
Of Jonathan, an Heroicke Poeme intended, only the first
See also:book (105 eight-lined stanzas) was written . Doomesday, or The
See also:Day of the
See also:Lord's Judgement (1614) is a dreary production in twelve books or "
See also:hours," extending to nearly 12,000 lines . It is written in eight-lined stanzas . In addition to the pamphlet on Colonization, he wrote (1614) a continuation or " completion " to the third
See also:part of
See also:Arcadia, which appears in the
See also:fourth and later editions of the
See also:Romance; and a
See also:short critical
See also:tract entitled Anacrisis, a " censure " of poets,
See also:ancient or
See also:modern . A collected edition of his works appeared in his lifetime (1637) with the title Recreations with the Muses (
See also:folio) . Aurora and the Elegie were not included . A
See also:complete modern reprint The Poetical Works . . . now first collected and edited (but without the editor's name on the title-page) was published in 3 vols . 8vo. in 187o (
See also:Maurice Ogle & Co.) . His Encouragement to Colonies was edited for the
See also:Club by
See also:Laing (1867), and by Edmund F . Slafter, in
See also:Sir W . Alexander and Amer .
Colonization (Prince Society,Boston, Massachusetts, 1865) . See also E . F . Slafter, The Copper Coinage of the Earl of
See also:Stirling, 7632 (1874) ; The Earl of Stirling's
See also:Register of Royal Letters relative to the Affairs of Scotland and Nova Scotia from 161.5-1635 (ed . C .
See also:Rogers, with
See also:biographical introduction (1884—1885) ; C . Rogers, Memorials of the Earl of Stirling (1877); the introduction to the Works (187o) referred to above; the Register of the Privy Council of Scotland, passim; and the bibliography for
See also:William Drummond (q.v.) of Hawthornden . (A . B . G.; G . G .
EAR (common Teut.; O.E. are, Ger. Ohr, Du. oor, aki...
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