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Tim Romano <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 14 Aug 2003 20:08:25 -0400
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Frederic Manning maybe.
Tim Romano

At 01:20 PM 8/14/03, Burt Hatlen wrote:
>Here'a a question, born out of something a little more than idle
>curiosity: In the first poem of Canzoni, "Canzon: The Yearly Slain," EP's
>envoy reads as follows: "Be sped, my Canzon, through the bitter air! / To
>him who speaketh words as fair as
>these, / Say that I also know nthe "Yearly Slain" (CEP 134). Who is the
>fellow-poet, that EP sees as the destined audience of his canzon? I've
>checked Jackson, Witemeyer, and Grieve, but haven't found an answer in
>their books on the early poetry.
>My best guess is that he's sending the poem to Ovid: see the lines from
>the Marlowe's translation of the Amores, as quoted in the ABC of Reading:
>"And brydes from Memnon yeerly shall be slaine." But maybe I'm missing
>some obvious reference to a
>classical poet who wrote about the "Yearly Slain"?
>Burt Hatlen
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