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The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes (1907–21).
Vol. 6. The Drama to 1642, Part Two.


VIII. Ford and Shirley.

Bibliography.


Among general works, see Langbaine, Fleay, Ward, Schelling and Thorndike, A. H., Tragedy, Boston and New York, 1908.

I. FORD


A. Original Editions

(i) Plays

The Lovers Melancholy. Acted at the Private House in the Blacke-Friers, and publikely at the Globe by the Kings Majesties servants. 1629.
The Broken Heart. A Tragedy. Acted By the Kings Majesties Servants at the Private House in the Black-Friers. Fide Honor. 1633. D.
Loves Sacrifice. A tragedie Received generally well. Acted by the Queenes Majesties Servants at the Phoenix in Drury-lane. 1633.
Tis Pitty Shees a Whore. Acted by the Queenes Majesties Servants, at The Phoenix, in Drury-Lane. 1633.
The Chronicle Historie of Perkin Warbeck. A Strange Truth. Acted (sometimes) by the Queenes Majesties Servants at the Phoenix in Drurie lane. Fide Honor. 1634.
The Fancies, Chast and Noble: Presented by the Queenes Majesties Servants, At the Phoenix in Drury-lane. Fide Honor. 1638.
The Ladies Triall. Acted By both their Majesties Servants at the private house in Drury Lane. Fide Honor. 1639.
(With Dekker and William Rowley.) The Witch of Edmonton. (See bibliography to Chap. II, Sec. III A (i), ante.)

(ii) Masque

(With Dekker.) The Sun’s-Darling. (See bibliography to Chap. II, Sec. III A (ii), ante.)

(iii) Other Works

Fame’s Memoriall, or The Earle of Devonshire Deceased: With his honourable life, peacefull end, and solemne Funerall. 1606.
Honor Triumphant: or The Peeres Challenge, by Armes defensible, at Tilt, Turney, and Barriers. In honor of all faire Ladies, and in defence of these foure positions following. 1 Knights in Ladies service have no free-will. 2 Beauty is the mainteiner of valour. 3 Faire Lady was never false. 4 Perfect lovers are onely wise. Mainteined by Arguments. Also The Monarches Meeting: or The King of Denmarkes welcome into England. Tam Mercurio, quam Marti. 1606.
A Line of Life. Pointing out the Immortalitie of a Vertuous Name. 1620.

B. Modern Editions

Works. Ed. Weber, H. 2 vols. 1811.
Works. With notes critical and explanatory by Gifford, W. 2 vols. 1827. New ed., with additions to text and notes by Dyce, A. 3 vols. 1869 and 1895.
Works (with Massinger’s). Ed. Coleridge, H. 1840.
Dramatische Werke. Ed. Bang. W. Vol. I. Louvain, 1908. (In progress.)
John Ford. (Mermaid Series.) Ed. Ellis, Havelock. [1888.] [Contains: The Lover’s Melancholy, 'T is Pity, The Broken Heart, Love’s Sacrifice, and Perkin Warbeck.]
The Broken Heart. Ed. Smeaton, O. (Temple Dramatists.) 1906.
—— Ed. Scollard, Clinton. New York, 1895.
Perkin Warbeck. Edd. Pickburn, J. P. and Brereton, J. Le Gay. 1896.
The Queene, or The Excellency of Her Sex. Rptd. from the quarto of 1653, and edited by Bang, W., Materialien, vol. XIII. [The introduction, on purely internal grounds, attributes this play to Ford.] Cf. Sherman, S. P., A New Play by Ford, Modern Language Notes, vol. XXIII.
Honor Triumphant, and A Line of Life. Shakesp. Soc. Publ. 1843.



C. Biographical and Critical

Bang, W. John Forde und Parthenios von Nikaia. Engl. Stud., vol. XXXVI, pp. 392 ff. 1906.
Bullen, A. H. Art. Ford, John. Dict. of Nat. Biogr., vol. XIX. 1889.
Gehler, Victor. Das Verhältnis von Fords Perkin Warbeck zu Bacons Henry VII. Halle, 1895.
Hannemann, H. L. E. Metrische Untersuchungen zu John Ford. Halle, 1886.
Koeppel, E. Quellenstudien zu den Dramen George Chapman’s, Philip Massinger’s und John Ford’s. Quellen undForschungen, vol. LXXXII. Strassburg, 1897.
Sherman, S. P. Ford’s Debt to his Predecessors and Contemporaries, and his Contributions to the Decadence of the Drama. 1906. [This is a manuscript dissertation in the archives of Harvard University library. It is the most exhaustive study so far of Ford’s sources, and it has afforded valuable suggestions as well as new facts for the treatment of Ford in the present volume. One chapter of it has been printed as an Introduction to Bang’s edition of Ford, now in progress; and another, on Stella and The Broken Heart, has appeared in Publ. of the Mod. Lang. Ass. Amer., vol. XXVI, pp. 274–285, 1909.]
Swinburne, A. C. John Ford. In Essays and Studies. 1888.
Ward, A. W. Art. Ford, John. Encyclopaedia Britannica, vol. IX.
Wolff, M. John Ford, ein Nachahmer Shakespeare’s.1880.

II. SHIRLEY

A. Original Editions

(i) Plays

The Wedding, as it was lately Acted by her Majesties Servants, at the Phenix in Drury-Lane. Written by James Shirley, Gent. 1629.
The Gratefull Servant. A Comedie. As it was lately presented with good applause in the private House in Drury-Lane, By her Majesties Servants. Written by James Shirley Gent. 1630.
The Schoole of Complement. As it was acted by her Majesties Servants at the Private house in Drury Lane. By J. S. 1631. Other editions in 1637 and in 1667 under the title Love Tricks: or, the School of Complements.
Changes: Or Love in a Maze. A Comedie, As it was presented at the Private House in Salisbury Court, by the Company of His Majesties Revels. Written by James Shirley, Gent. 1632.
The Wittie Faire One. A Comedie. As it was presented at the Private House in Drury Lane. By her Majesties Servants. By James Shirley. 1633.
The Bird in a Cage. A Comedie. As it hath beene Presented at the Phoenix in Drury-Lane. The Author James Shirley, Servant to her Majesty. 1633,
The Traytor a Tragedie, Written by James Shirley. Acted By her Majesties Servants. 1635.
Hide Park A Comedie, As it was presented by her Majesties Servants, at the private house in Drury Lane. Written by James Shirley. 1637.
The Gamester. As it was presented by her Majesties Servants At the private House in Drury-Lane. Written by James Shirley. 1637.
The Young Admirall. As it was presented By her Majesties Servants, at the private house in Drury-Lane. Written by James Shirly. 1637.
The Example. As it was presented by her Majesties Servants At the private House in Drury-Lane. Written by James Shirley. 1637.
The Lady of Pleasure. A Comedie, As it was Acted by her Majesties Servants, at the private House in Drury Lane. Written by James Shirly. 1637.
The Dukes Mistris, As it was presented by her Majesties Servants, At the private House in Drury Lane. Written by James Shirly. 1638.
The Royall Master; As it was Acted in the new Theater in Dublin: and Before the Right Honorable the Lord Deputie of Ireland, in the Castle. Written by James Shirley. 1638.
The Maides Revenge. A Tragedy. As it hath beene Acted with good Applause at the private house in Drury Lane by her Majesties Servants. Written by James Shirley Gent. 1639.
Loves Crueltie. A Tragedie, As it was presented by her Majesties Servants, at the private House in Drury lane. Written by James Shirley, Gent. 1640.
The Opportunitie. A Comedy, As it was presented by her Majesties Servants, at the private House in Drury-Lane. Written by James Shirley. 1640.
The Coronation A Comedy. As it was presented by her Majesties Servants at the private House in Drury Lane. Written by John Fletcher, Gent. [Licensed to Shirley in February, 1634/5 and claimed by him in 1652.] 1640.
The Constant Maid. A Comedy. Written by James Shirley. Ptd. by J. Raworth for R. Whitaker. 1640. Other editions in 1661 under the title: Love will finde out the Way, and in 1667 under the title: The Constant Maid, or Love will finde out the Way; a Comedy, acted at the New Play-house, called the Nursery, in Hatton-Garden.
St. Patrick for Ireland. The first Part. Written by James Shirley. 1640.
The Humorous Courtier. A Comedy, As it hath been presented with good applause at the private house in Drury-Lane. Written by James Shirley Gent. 1640.
A Pastorall called the Arcadia. Acted by her Majesties Servants at the Phoenix in Drury Lane. Written by James Shirly Gent. 1640.
Six New Playes, viz. The Brothers, A Comedie, as it was acted at the private House in Black Fryers. The Doubtful Heir, a Tragi-comedie, as it was Acted in the private House in Black Friers. 1652.
The Imposture a Tragi-Comedie, As it was Acted at the private House in Black Fryers. 1652.
The Cardinall, a Tragedie, As it was acted at the private House in Black Fryers. 1652.
The Sisters, a Comedie, as it was acted at the private House in Black Fryers. 1652.
The Court Secret. A Tragi-Comedie. Never acted, but prepared for the scene at the Black-Friers. 1653. All written by James Shirley. Never printed before. 1653.
The Polititian, A Tragedy, Presented at Salisbury Court by her Majesties Servants; Written by James Shirley. 1655.
The Gentleman of Venice A Tragi-Comedie. Presented at the Private house, in Salisbury Court by her Majesties Servants. Written by James Shirley. 1655.
Honoria and Mammon. Written by James Shirly Gent. Scene Metropolis, or New-Troy. Whereunto is added the Contention of Ajax and Ulisses, for the Armour of Achilles. As it was nobly represented by Young Gentlemen of quality at a private entertainment of some Persons of Honour. 1659.
(With Chapman.) The Ball A Comedy, As it was presented by her Majesties Servants, at the private House in Drury Lane. Written by George Chapman and James Shirly. 1639.
(With Chapman.) The Tragedie of Chabot, Admirall of France; As it was presented by her Majesties Servants, at the private House in Drury Lane. Written by George Chapman and James Shirly. 1639. [There is no reason for attributing Andromana, or The Merchant’s Wife to Shirley, except that it was published, in 1660, as by “J. S.”] As to the Double Falsehood, see bibliography to Vol. V, Chaps. VIII-XII, Sec. 5 II (b).

(ii) Masques, etc.

A Contention for Honour and Riches. By J. S. 1633.
The Triumph of Peace, A Masque, presented by the Foure Honourable Houses, or Innes of Court. Before the King and Queenes Majesties, in the Banquetting house at White Hall, February the third, 1633. Invented and Written By James Shirley, of Grayes Inne, Gent. 1633. This went to the third impression.
The Triumph of Beautie. As it was personated by some Young Gentlemen, for whom it was intended, at a private Recreation. By James Shirley. Appended to Shirley’s Poems (see Sec. (iii), post). 1646.
Cupid and Death. A Masque. As it was Presented before his Excellencie, the Embassadour of Portugal, Upon the 26 of March, 1653. Written by J. S. 1653. Rptd. in 1659.

(iii) Other Works

Eccho, or the Infortunate Lovers, a poem by James Sherley, Cant. in Art. Bacc. Lond. 1618. (No copy extant.)
Poems, etc. By James Shirley. Sine aliqua dementia nullus Phoebus. Contains 1. Verses on various Subjects. 2. Narcissus, or The Self Lover. 3. Several Prologues and Epilogues. 4. The Triumph of Beautie (see Sec. (ii), ante.) Ptd. for Humphrey Mosely. 1646.
Via ad Latinam Linguam Complanata. The Way made plain to the Latine Tongue. The Rules composed in English and Latine Verse. For the greater Delight and Benefit of Learners. By James Shirley. 1649.
The Rudiments of Grammar. The Rules composed in English Verse, For the greater Benefit and delight of young beginners, by James Shirley. 1656.
Manductio: or a leading of Children by the Hand Through the Principles of Grammar. The second edition enlarged. By Ja: Shirley. 1660.

B. Modern Editions

Dramatic Works and Poems, with notes by Gifford, W., and additional notes by Dyce, A. 6 vols. 1833.
Works. (Mermaid Series.) Ed. Gosse, E. 1888. [Contains: The Witty Fair One, The Traitor, Hyde Park, The Lady of Pleasure, The Cardinal, The Triumph of Peace.]
The Tragedie of Chabot, Admiral of France, written by George Chapman and James Shirley, reprinted from the quarto of 1639. Ed. Lehmann, E. (Publ. of Univ. of Pennsylvania.) Philadephia, 1906.

C. Biographical and Critical

Fleay, F. G. Annals of the Careers of James and Henry Shirley. Anglia, vol. VIII, pp. 405-415. 1885.
Gärtner, O. Shirley, sein Leben und Werken. (Diss.) Halle, 1904.
Life and Writings of James Shirley. Quarterly Review, vol. XLIX, April, 1833.
Nissen, P. James Shirley. Ein Beitrag zur Englischen Literaturgeschichte. Hamburg, 1901.
Ritter, O. Shirley’s Amor und Tod. Engl. Stud. vol. XXXII, pp. 157-9. 1903.
Stiefel, A. L. Die Nachahmung spanischer Komödien in England unter den ersten Stuarts. Romanische Forschungen, vol. V, 1890, pp. 193-220.
Ward, A. W. Art. Shirley, James. Dict. of Nat. Biogr., vol. LII 1897.
Wood, Anthony à. Athenae Oxonienses. Ed. Bliss, P. Vol. III, pp. 737-744. 1817.



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