This article provides the first-ever printed text of the poem-sequence discussed in the preceding article, Octonaries, upon the Vanitie and Inconstancie of the Worlde (1600), by the Franco-Scottish poet and calligrapher Esther Inglis (1571-1624). The text given here has been transcribed from one of two manuscripts of the Octonaries in the Folger Library, MS V.a.91. Variant readings from two further manuscripts, Folger MS V.a.92, and New York Public Library Spencer Coll. MS. 14, along with some glosses, are given in the following section. NOTE: The text here now (June 13) incorporates a few final editors' corrections inadvertently omitted by the SSL editor when first uploading the article (June 11). P.G.S.
Reid Baxter, Jamie and Ziegler, Georgianna
"Esther Inglis, Octonaries, upon the Vanitie and Inconstancie of the World, edited from Folger MS V.a.91,"
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