Elizabeth's Glass

Elizabeth's Glass

Author: Irving Babbitt Professor of Comparative Literature and Professor of English and American Literature and Languageirving Babbitt Professor of Comparative Literature Marc Shell


ISBN: UOM:39015029478362

Category: Christian poetry, French

Page: 365

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As a girl of eleven, Elizabeth I translated into English a poem by Marguerite of Navarre on incest, spiritual and physical. Four years later her translation, tided "The Glass of the Sinful Soul," was published by the Protestant reformer John Bale. However ingenuous Elizabeth may have been at eleven, she surely realized the implications of the tract when she permitted new editions in 1568, 1582, and 1590. Its bearing on her own family and her precarious hold on the throne was all too obvious when dissenters accused both her father, Henry VIII, and her mother, Ann Boleyn, of adultery; when her father had sought to annul his first marriage on grounds of incest, when her mother was accused by Henry of incest, and when Elizabeth herself was deemed a bastard. Making Elizabeth's little-known work readily available to today's scholars, Elizabeth's Glass includes a photographic reproduction of Elizabeth's manuscript and a modern transcription, as well as John Bale's additions to his 1548 edition. In an erudite and penetrating introduction, Marc Shell investigates the complex political, familial, theological, and ecclesiastical forces that made Elizabeth acutely conscious of incest and made her translation an emblem of a controversy that stormed throughout Reformation Europe.



Author: Maura Seger

Publisher: Harlequin Books

ISBN: 037397048X

Category: Fiction

Page: 349

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In the aftermath of the Civil War, beautiful Elizabeth Calvert and dashing Drake Bennington find their marriage filled with as much conflict and emotion as the war itself and threatened by a vengeful figure from the past

Dear Elizabeth

Dear Elizabeth

Author: May Swenson


ISBN: UCSC:32106016359538

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 31

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A selection of poems and letters sent from May Swenson to Elizabeth Bishop are accompanied by an essay.

Elizabeth's Wish

Elizabeth's Wish

Author: Debbi Chocolate

Publisher: Sankofa Books

ISBN: 0940975459

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 104

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Elizabeth wants to enter a local talent competition. Can she handle the possibility of not winning? And if she does win, should she keep the prize money or contribute it to charity?.