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Chester, Robert active 1600

Overview
Works: 28 works in 123 publications in 2 languages and 1,361 library holdings
Genres: Musical settings  Manuscripts  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR2849, 821.3
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Most widely held works by Robert Chester
Poems by John Salusbury( Book )

36 editions published between 1913 and 2001 in English and English, Middle and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Chester's "Love's martyr : or, Rosalins complaint" (1601) with its supplement, "Diverse poeticall essaies" on the Turtle and phoenix by Shakspere, Ben Jonson, George Chapman, John Marston, etc. by Robert Chester( Book )

15 editions published between 1878 and 2012 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Words and music : the composer's view : a medley of problems and solutions compiled in honor of G. Wallace Woodworth by sundry hands by Laurence D Berman( )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sacred and secular choruses for varying combinations, unacc. or with principally piano acc
"Love's martyr : or, Rosalins complaint (1601)" by Robert Chester( Book )

10 editions published in 1878 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of Robert Chester (1601-1611) with verse-contributions by Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, George Chapman, John Marston, etc by Robert Chester( Book )

3 editions published in 1878 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loves martyr: or, Rosalins complaint by Robert Chester( )

1 edition published in 1601 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Chester's "Love's martyr : or, Rosalins complaint" (1601) with its supplement, "Diverse poeticall essaies" on the Turtle and phoenix by Robert Chester( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The literary scholar Alexander Balloch Grosart (1827-99) reprinted this allegorical poem by Robert Chester (fl.c.1586-1604) with an introduction and notes in 1878. Grosart incorrectly identified the poem's author as a certain Sir Robert Chester of Royston. Later research suggests Chester served as a chaplain or secretary in the household of the work's dedicatee, Sir John Salusbury. Originally printed in 1601, the grandiloquent, meandering poem is chiefly remembered for the works appended to it. These include original poems by Chester's contemporaries, Shakespeare, Jonson, Chapman and Marston, as well as the anonymous 'Ignoto' and 'Vatum Chorus'. All the poems treat Chester's theme, an invented myth describing the chaste, sacrificial love between a phoenix and a turtledove. Scholars continue to debate the identity of the historical figures signified by these birds, especially in Shakespeare's cryptic contribution
Poems by Sir John Salusbury and Robert Chester : With an introduction by Carleton Brown by John Salusbury( Book )

4 editions published between 1814 and 1913 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by Sir John Salusbury and Robert Chester. : With an introduction by Carleton Brown by Robert Chester( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loves martyr, or Rosalins complaint : allegorically shadowing the truth of loue, in the constant fate of the Phoenix and Turtle ... by Robert Chester( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love's martyr by Robert Chester( Book )

7 editions published between 1601 and 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by Robert Chester( Book )

4 editions published between 1914 and 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The phoenix and the turtle; Shakespeare's poem and Chester's Loues martyr by William H Matchett( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Caeliano, Torquato 1566-1640

Chester, Robert fl. 1587-1601 Sir

Chester, Robert fl. 1600

Chester, Robert, Sir, fl. 1587-1601

Robert Chester English poet

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