Bertram Dobell (essay date 26 December 1903)
SOURCE: Dobell, Bertram. “The Sonnets of William Alabaster.” The Athenaeum, no. 3974 (26 December 1903): 856-58.
[In the following essay, Dobell announces his recovery of Alabaster's sonnet series and discusses the nature of the works.]
Considering what an amount of study and research has been devoted to the literary history of England during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, it might be thought that no fresh discoveries of any importance were likely to be made in so well-explored a field. Nevertheless I have been so fortunate myself in the recovery of unknown or only imperfectly known treasure-trove of those periods, that I am convinced that this is by no...
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