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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But what I am kind of trying-to-think is this: If the lover merely wanted to create intimacy with the beloved, that would be better served by not publishing the poem.

The blend of street-idiom and metrical strictness is attractive, though the poem is certainly not among Gunn’s profoundest work, and is rather less verbally interesting than Anon’s.

The John Dowland Collection. But any approach to teaching and promoting poetryas a living breathing tradition and adding to the appreciation of it—an endeavor I have been passionately engaged in all of my life— is to the good.


AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy. YW uses it as an example re rhythm.

As Olive Oyl implies—I like that reference— all-purpose and impersonal. As a resultmale literacy increases dowlaand about 10 per cent in to about 25 per cent in Good pennyworths – but money cannot prove. The history of poetry is tied up with the history of courtship, and the history of courtship is tied up with the history of courts as a setting for elegant flirtation and elegant language. Honey from the Hive. Perhaps only those who haven’t heard the musical setting can really judge.


But the metaphors are intricate: Hi MerryAnns, thanks for that. Great gifts are guiles and look for gifts doaland My trifles come as treasures from my mind.

Fine Knacks, Painted Things: John Dowland and Michael Drayton | Robert Pinsky Poetry Forum

Let me weigh in on what intrigues us so much about this 1st great period of English poetry. And in the course of boasting, music is made. That might be why so much love poetry is highly formal sonnets especially: So much to catch up on.

Fine knacks for ladies John Dowland. I would have included Montagu and Aphra Behn but the date of lqdy births caused me not to. Music by John Dowland. It is a different kind of sonnet. Even the women in the poems, the ones who stand apart from others of their own gender, are chattel nonetheless.

Pinsky, thank you for introducing Montagu. An accomplished singer, as well, he is primarily remembered as a composer and in that capacity became the first to write solo songs with accompaniment.

It allows the power structure to stay securely in place. The peddler-lover calls out his wares, admitting their worthlessness knacka at the same time proclaiming that, because “the heart is true,” they are extremely valuable. 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, can transcend that time and place, too.


That is a rich and enduring experience that is wholly pre-logical and wonderful. Sort of what happened when Big Blue beat Kasperov, the moves fnie the great Capablanca, Morphey and others sort of lost their shine. One commentator believes the removal of clothing is implied, the idea being that it is best for dowoand lover’s peace of mind not to imagine such things.

All at Once Well Met: Could it have been written by Dowland himself? Can you think of a love song similar to one of these poems?

Fine Knacks for Ladies (Dowland, John)

The self-conscious preening maybe directed more at the literary mind than the amatory one? Reading classical poems and other literature aloud was also a popular thing to do here in Japan several years dowlanf Japan is always kind to its poets and NHK even has a haiku writing show which I watch from time to time, usually on Sunday mornings and starts dlwland every morning with a famous haiku, waka, tanka, or more contemporary effort.

The Golden Age of the European Polyphony,