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someone loyal and remarkably astute to manage affairs in Dublin when he was away on campaigns. He also needed someone with administrative talent to administer the budget with captains in the field and to employ and manage spies. Sir Henry Sidney's memoir describing his experiences as Lord Deputy of Ireland makes clear the many challenges encountered in serving as lord deputy of Ireland. Loyalty and tact would have been among the foremost

in The early Spenser, 1554–80
Spenser, Sidney, and the early modern chivalric code

. 31 Cited from Paul Hammer, ‘Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex’, ODNB (2008). 32 Harvey, Marginalia , 56. 33 Herbert Hoare's ‘A text for ‘Sir Henry Sidney's Memoir of his Government of Ireland, 1583

in The early Spenser, 1554–80

1589 fits well with received chronologies of his plays. 72 The arrival of an ephemeral William (Shakespeare) in a district populated by so many sophisticates and literati sublimates the play from an anti-pastoral comedy into a personal memoir – one remembered with the greatest possible fondness, not only for the men behind the masks of Jaques and Touchstone, but for the naïve

in Reading Shakespeare’s mind
Marvell and the neo- Laudians

-​political authority was entrusted to five bishops  –​including Laud. For his part, Abbot strongly suspected that the episode had been orchestrated by his political enemies, Laud and Buckingham, and wrote a detailed memoir setting out his side of the story. It was on the version of this published by John Rushworth in his Historical Collections of 1659 that Marvell relied in The Rehearsal Transpros’d, pages 285 to 290 of which largely comprise extracts from Abbot’s text. And it was with Marvell’s handling of these materials that Butler in turn took issue. Butler was in no doubt about

in From Republic to Restoration
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From Republic to Restoration

, deliberating in memoirs, histories, pamphlets and prefaces over the causes and course of the civil wars and the part they had played in events. Unsurprisingly, memoirs of parliamentarians and republicans  –​ Thomas Fairfax, Lucy Hutchinson, Edmund Ludlow, for e­ xample –​were to remain unpublished until later in the century.26 Lucy Hutchinson’s memoir of her husband, Colonel John Hutchinson, undertaken, so she says, from the personal motive of preserving the memory for his children of the Colonel’s ‘holy, virtuous, honourable life’, was begun after his death in 1664, but

in From Republic to Restoration
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typically acknowledged.17 Kane describes the language’s ‘symbolic importance’ in establishing and maintaining status, providing an account of the fourth earl of Thomond, Donough O’Brien, and his connection to the Contention of the bards, a debate between poets that circulated in manuscript in the early seventeenth century and addressed the competing ‘merits’ of northern and southern Ireland.18 In Ireland in the Renaissance, Willy Maley critically examines the rhetoric, inclusions and exclusions of Sir Henry Sidney’s Memoir (1583), considering how what is remembered and

in Dublin
Five minutes to midnight and All’s Well

fundamental disease Lavatch diagnoses, most interestingly, as melancholy (III.ii.3 ff.). As for the line of heroes whose ‘memoires sans fins, & diuines images [eternal memories and divine images]’ (1980, p. 53) are magically brought to life in La pastorale amovrevse, it begins (almost inevitably, given the family name 32 ) with the Rutilian king Turnus, who is represented as the fountainhead of perfect

in French reflections in the Shakespearean tragic
Representations of Tasso’s life in England

his play on Tasso’s life, which he had begun in prose in the early 1780s, eventually completing the new version in verse in 1790, although the play remained unperformed until the first decade of the following century. The first of many notable English visitors to Ferrara was Joseph Cooper Walker, who recorded his anguished reaction to the sight of Tasso’s cell in his Historical Memoir on Italian

in Tasso’s art and afterlives

successes and downplaying any failures experienced, aimed to vindicate their term in office. The primary protagonists in this respect were former lord deputies, with Sidney, Grey and Perrot all joining in this conceit. Sidney in particular appears to have been fighting a battle to rehabilitate himself when he composed his ‘Memoir’ in the early 1580s. The disgraced former viceroy, by focusing on his accomplishments, for instance the downfall of Shane O’Neill, and by avoiding the issues which had seen him recalled in ignominy in 1578, the cess controversy and allegations of

in Dublin

1590–1592 , p. 154. 45 C. Arbaleste, Mémoires de Charlotte Arbaleste, sur la Vie de Duplessis-Mornay (Paris, 1824 ), pp. 207–8. 46 P. E. J. Hammer, The Polarisation of Elizabethan Politics , p. 111

in European erotic romance