Anna Hume: Printed Writings 1641–1700: Series II, Part by Thomas P. Roche Jr.

By Thomas P. Roche Jr.

Little is understood of Anna Hume other than because the translator of the 1st 3 of Petrach's Trionfi and likewise because the daughter of David Hume of Godscroft whose background of the homes of Douglas and Angus she edited in a single of its afflicted models. This quantity reprints her translation of Petrarch's The Triumphs of affection - a chain of six poems celebrating Petrarch's purported devotion to Laura. The poems inform a story of Love's overcome the poet, outdated through the triumph of chastity (in that Laura didn't yield to Petrarch's love) that is in flip outmoded by way of the triumph of loss of life over Laura. Hume's 1644 translation is reproduced the following with 5 comparable texts as appendices - a logo and poem via Robert Farley; the interpretation of The Triumph of Eternitie via Elizabeth I; the interpretation of The Triumph of dying by way of Mary Sidney Herbert; illustrations from Il Petrarcha con l'espositione di M. Alessandro Vellutello...and the interpretation of traces 102-172 of The Triumph of loss of life by means of Barbarina Ogle model, girl Dacre.

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