Collegium Vocale Bydgoszcz – Fine Knacks For Ladies. Fine Knacks Composed By – John Dowland. 2, Now 6, Lady Hunsdon’s Almain. Composed. Fine Knacks, Painted Things: John Dowland and Michael Drayton Along with his quick-footed, somewhat foppish capering for the lady. Sting, too, has recorded this and other Dowland compositions (in What the “fine knacks” symbolise may be best left to the imagination, though.

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That recalls the reception of the only woman Roman poet whose works are extant, the young Augustan Sulpicia, whose lyrics have come down to us lary the simple reason they were thought to be the work of Tibullus. I have my doubts Drayton had adaptiblity knack his mind when he wrote his song; the constraints of songwriting likely had more to do with its genderless brevity. Burke, I find your comment most delightful, dare i say, especially so because you mention the absence of the self-glorified personal pronoun,… But what I am kind of trying-to-think is this: Neoplatonically, Jess of Japan.

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Presented as the cry of a finne, the poem is an ornate claim to plainness. For as a Watch by art is wound To motion, such was mine: How many paltry foolish painted things, That now in coaches trouble every street, Shall be forgotten, whom no poet sings, Ere they be well wrapped in their winding-sheet! Which now inspires, cures and supplies, And guides my darkned Breast: What interests me now is that little mystery of the author.

And as you say, both poems have an extraordinary ability to be rooted to the rhythms and vernacular of their time and place, and yet, lay transcend that time and place, too.

Keys lids acid and speed. Honey from the Hive. This is bragging through the flattering of another. Jesse, which kind of makes the timeless pieces so much more precious, right? Tunes of Sad Despaire. There was about 4. The lute was Dowland ‘s choice to serve as flne for his songs, not least because he was a brilliant lutenist.


Which is why the poem is so interesting to me as is the periodic setting of the poem. But does “Fine Knacks Come buy of me, come: Songs of an English Cavalier.

Happy the heart that thinks of no removes! Thanks for the new names, too, Mary. By chattel dowlsnd, I mean gine say that the women of this historical period, even the ones singled out for plain-tho-generous praise in verse, are considered property. I am too young to grow a beard But yes man it was me you heard In dirty denim and dark glasses.

Of me a grain. You can read “Street Song” here. Do they merely refer to lovers’ separations?

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Then let our Flames lay light and shine, And no false fear controul, As innocent as our Design, Immortal as our Soul. The musician John Dowland may have written the words for his own songs.

Sometimes in shell the orient’st pearl we find. There is a lovely pun in stanza three. What Maids lacke from head to heele: Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. YW uses it as an example re rhythm. The Sound of the King’s Singers.

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Poems like this penned by named women are few and far between, but there is one truly fine poet, or poetess if you will, named Katherine Philips, and her poems are listed as published inbut the one in question that comes closest to Drayton is dated I do happen to agree with almost everything that you say, To me the poems are just court performances, seeking the stamp of approval from the audiences … they lack a certain sensitivity- which is kind of paraphrasing what you did mention in your posts.


The comparison set me singing as well as thinking, though it’s a very long time indeed since I belonged to the school madrigal choir, and performed John Dowland’s wonderful setting of “Fine Knacks King’s Singers Greatest Hits. Again, this is a seduction that works in two different directions, to an audience that wishes to think well of itself and the ability of their cultivated readings and wit to make disruptive realities remain at bay, or at least out of mind, andof course, for the women addressed directly, bluntly and yet with a spare poetry that resembles a truth the subject has denied.

Share on facebook twitter tumblr. Pinsky, thanks for the poems, there is a wealth of comments to read and think over…can there be a better respite… Hi all. Jazz Latin New Age. From the beginning there seems to be a reaction or counter-tradition, emphasizing plainness and sincerity as superior qualities in a lover — and in love poetry.

Here, I see a poor, poor fellow on his bended knee with a cracker jack ring in his pocket.

At which time use these lumps of hash — They burn so sweet, they smoke so smooth, They make you sharper while they soothe. But the metaphors are intricate: Skogen, Flickan och Flaskan. It allows the power structure to stay securely in place.

High schoolers and others who might be lurking here: Some of it grew in Mexico. Pure acid ifne it will scrape your brain, And make it something else again.

The clergy suspected that that this culture had replaced the pursuit of God and salvation with the pursuit of love, in the form of an earthly or even idealized woman.