Protestant translators : Anne Lock Prowse and Elizabeth Russell

selected and introduced by Elaine V. Beilin

As writers strongly committed to the Reformation, Anne Lock Prowse and Elizabeth Russell translated works which they believed were doctrinally useful for their Protestant readers. Lock translated Calvin's four sermons from French, dedicating the work to Katharine, Duchess of Suffolk. These were published with the appended sonnet sequence "A meditation of a penitent sinner". This appears to be the first sonnet sequence written in English. The present edition is a facsimile of the Folger Shakespeare Library copy of 1560, "Of the markes of the children of God, and of their comfort in afflictions" was published in 1590. Lock's translation of Jean (or John) Taffin's French treatise proved very popular as there were seven subsequent editions. The appended poem "The necessite and benefite of Affliction" may reasonably be attributed to Prowse; it is written in common meter with alternating rhymes and continues the themes of the prose treatise. The present edition is a facsimile of the Huntington Library copy, which is an excellent copy. Elizabeth Cooke Hoby Russell was the sister of Anne Cooke Bacon. Her translation of Bishop John Ponet's work from Latin was dedicated to her daughter Anne Herbert and in her dedication she suggests that the work was published in 1605, long after it was written, to prevent alterations to the text after her death. This edition is reproduced here from the one extant copy held at the Folger Library.

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  • Sermons of John Calvin, upon the songs that Ezechias made after he had bene sicke, and afflicted by the hand of God, conteyned in the 38 Chapiter of Esay, a meditation of a penitent sinner, trans. Anne Lock Prowse
  • of the markes of the children of God, and of their comforts in afflictions, Jean Taffin (trans. Anne Lock Prowse)
  • a way of reconciliation of a good and learned man, touching the trueth, nature and substance of the body and blood of Christ in the sacrament, John Ponet (trans. Elizabeth Russell).

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書名 Protestant translators : Anne Lock Prowse and Elizabeth Russell
著作者等 Beilin, Elaine V.
Calvin, Jean
Ponet, John
Taffin, Jean
Beilin Elaine V. (Framingham State College USA)
Cullen Patrick
Prowse Anne Lock
Russell Elizabeth Cooke Hoby
Russell Elizabeth
Travitsky Betty S.
Prowse Anne
シリーズ名 The early modern Englishwoman : a facsimile library of essential works
出版元 Ashgate
刊行年月 c2001
ページ数 1 v. (various pagings)
大きさ 26 cm
ISBN 1840142251
NCID BA53067127
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言語 英語
原文言語 ラテン語
出版国 イギリス