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Alighieri, Dante. La Vita Nuova. Edited and translated by Barbara Reynolds. New York: Penguin, 1969.

"Early English Books Online." ProQuest.

Gascoigne, George. A Hundredth Sundrie Flowers. Edited by C. T. Prouty. Volume XVII No. 2. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1964.

"Luminarium" (LU) at

Petrarch. "Letters." In Petrarch and His World. Edited and translated by Morris Bishop. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1963.

Petrarch. Petrarch's Lyric Poems. Edited and translated by Robert L. Durling. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1990.

"Public Domain Modern English Text Collection" at

Puttenham, George. The Arte of English Poesie. [Kent, Ohio]: Kent State University Press, 1971.

"Renascence Editions" at

"Representative Poetry" at

Shakespeare, William. Shakespeare's Sonnets. Edited by Stephen Booth. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000.

Sidney, Philip. Sir Philip Sidney. Edited by Katherine Duncan-Jones. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.

"Sonnet Central" at

Spenser, Edmund. Edmund Spenser's Poetry. Edited by Hugh Maclean and Anne Lake Prescott. 3rd ed. New York: W. W. Norton, 1993.

"Women Writers Online." Brown University.

Additional Readings
Barnfield, Richard. Sonnet 11 in Cynthia, aka "Sighing, and sadly sitting by my love."
In January 1595, Barnfield published his second volume, Cynthia, with certain Sonnets, and this time signed the preface, which was dedicated to William Stanley, the new earl of Derby.

Castiglione, Baldessar. The Book of the Courtier. Edited by George Bull. New York: Penguin, 1976. (Reprint edition)

Donne, John. "A Valediction Forbidding Mourning"; "The Sunne Rising." In The Metaphysical Poets. New York: Penguin, 1972.

Goreau, Angeline. The Whole Duty of a Woman: Female Writers in Seventeenth-Century England. Edited by Angeline Goreau. Garden City, N.Y.: Dial Press, 1985.

Herbert, Lady Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke. "To the Thrice-Sacred Queen Elizabeth."

Herbert, Lady Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke. Translations of Psalms 52, 89, 142.
Psalm 52 is published in The New Oxford Book of Sixteenth Century Verse. Edited by Emrys Jones. New York: Oxford Univ Press, 1992, pp. 468-469.

Howard, Henry, Earl of Surrey. "The Soote Season"; "Loue that Liueth, and Reigneth in my thought"; "From Tuskane came my Ladies worthy race"; "Wyatt Resteth Here"; "My Ratclif." In Tottel's Miscellany. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1965.

Nashe, Thomas. "A Choice of Valentines."

Norbrook, David. The Penguin Book of Renaissance Verse 1509-1659. Edited by H. R. Woudhuysen. New York: Penguin, 1993.

Phillips, Katharine. "Friendship in Embleme, or the Seal"; "Friendship's Mystery."

Queen Elizabeth I. "The Marriage Speech" (Extemporaneous version) and "The Tilbury Speech" (Version in Cabala); "On Monsieur's Departure"; "The Doubt of Future Foes"; "Ah Silly Pugge."

Ralegh, Sir Walter. "Praised be Diana's Fair and Harmless Light"; "Fortune hath taken thee away my love"; "The 21th and Last Booke of the Ocean to Scinthia"; "A Vision upon this Conceit of the Faery Queen. 1590." In The Poems of Sir Walter Raleigh. Edited by J. Hannah. London: George Bell and Sons, 1891.

Sidney, Sir Philip. Astrophil and Stella. Edited by Max Putzel. 1st edition. Garden City, N.Y: Anchor Books, 1967.

Sidney, Sir Philip. The Defense of Poesy. Edited by Lewis Soens. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, July 1970.

Sidney, Sir Philip. The Lady of May. Edited by Albert Feuillerat. Cambridge: The University press, 1968.

Tottel, Richard. "The Printer to the Reader." Introduction to the section "Other Songs and Sonnets Written by the Earl of Surrey". In Tottel's Miscellany. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1965.

Wroth, Lady Mary Sidney. The Poems of Lady Mary Wroth. Edited by Josephine A. Roberts. 2nd ed. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1992.

Wroth, Lady Mary Sidney. Pamphilia to Amphilanthus . Edited by G. F. Waller. Salzburg: University of Salzburg, 1977.

Wyatt, Sir Thomas. Poetical Works of Sir Thomas Wyatt. Freeport, N.Y.: Books for Libraries Press, 1970.