- Jonson, Ben; David Cook, Editor
Volpone Or, the Fox
Methuen, , 1981, Trade Paperback, , , Very Good
256 pp. Some bumping to corners. No marking to pages or creases in spine. Edited by David Cook. Includes Introduction: Jonson's life; Jonson's Comedy; VOlpone; The Structure of Volpone; Sources; The Text; The Notes; Acknowledgements; VOLPONE; Notes: Person of the Play; Dedication; The Argument; Prologue; The Text. A fine edition with useful apparati.
SONG: TO CYNTHIA From "Cynthia's Revels"
Queen and huntress, chaste and fair, Now the sun is laid to sleep, Seated in thy silver chair, State in wonted manner keep: Hesperus entreats thy light, Goddess excellently bright. Earth, let not thy envious shade Dare itself to interpose; Cynthia's shining orb was made Heaven to clear, when day did close: Bless us then with wished sight, Goddess excellently bright. Lay thy bow of pearl apart, And thy crystal-shining quiver; Give unto the flying hart Space to breathe, how short soever: Thou that mak'st a day of night, Goddess excellently bright.Ben Jonson [1573?-1637]