Author:Josuah Sylvester

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Josuah Sylvester

English poet and translator

Josuah Sylvester


  • Love's Omnipresence
  • Monodia (1594)
  • The Miracle of the Peace in Fraunce. Celebrated by the Ghost of the divine Du Bartas (1599)
  • Lachrimæ Lachrimarum, or the Distillation of Teares Shede For the untymely Death of the incomparable Prince Panaretvus (1612)
  • The Second Session of the Parliament of Vertues Reall (continued by prorogation) for better Propagation of all true Pietie (1615)
  • The Complete Works of Josuah Sylvester (1880), in 2 vols. Edited by Alexander Balloch Grosart

Translations of the works of De Bartas

  • A Canticle of the Victorie obteined by the French King Henrie the fourth. At Yvry. (1590) Translated by Josuah Silvester,
  • The Triumph of Faith. The Sacrifice of Isaac. The Ship-wracke of Ionas. With a song of the victorie obtained by the French King at Yvry. (1592)
  • Du Bartas his Devine Weekes and Workes (1605–6), in 2 vols.
  • The Profit of Imprisonment (1594)
  • Tετράστιχα, or the Quadrains of Guy de Faur, lord of Pibrac
  • Posthumus Bartas

Other translations

  • The Profit of Imprisonment, a Paradox (against libertie) (1594) by Odet de la Noue, lord of Teligni
  • Avtomachia, or the Self-Conflict of a Christian (1607) by George Goodwin
  • The Tropheis of the Life and Tragedie of the Death of that vertuous and victorious Prince Henry the Great, late of France and Navarre. (1612)
  • The Parliament of Vertues Royal (summoned in France; but assembled in England) for Nomination, Creation, and Confirmation of the most excellent Prince Panaretus (1614–15)

Works about Sylvester


Some or all works by this author were published before January 1, 1929, and are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.

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