The Abraham Cowley Text and Image Archive
New and Improved:
Pages new or substantially enhanced since July 2003:
since July 2002:)
Homepage / Site-Map, About the archive, The Works on the Web, Texts, editions, and early illustrations, Related short works not by Cowley, Image-references keyed to the Latin line-numbers, Outside links, and especially English Civil War chronology and commentary, Cromwell and Adversaries, Charles II in 1651, "Ode upon his Majesty's Restoration," Visions and Prophecies / A Discourse ... Concerning ... Cromwell (1660/1668), Some Portraits of Abraham Cowley (Lely, Beale, Zinck), "Christ's Passion," "Hymnus in Lucem" -- "To light", Ode "Quid relinquendos" -- "Why dost thou", A Dialogue on Hope, Prosary, or a Critical Garland, In Cowley's Shade, Porch House, Chertsey, the author's last home, "The Living Author's Epitaph" and the Westminster epitaph, with a parody, Elegies on the Death, Poems Commending Plantarum, Other Verses on Cowley, Garden-grave, Poets' Pantheon (Paul's Walden, ca. 1730), Famous Orpheus: some points of departure, Ovid Illustrated (1563), Art, nature, and wonder, Numismatica, Botanica, Mattioli's Dioscorides, Betony 1 & 2, Adonis into an Anemone, Garden Microcosm, Cosmic coordinates, Earth the planter / Four seasons' fecundity, Poems on Sir Francis Drake, Some Labors of Hercules, Europe on Top, New World Cultivation and Sacrifice, Exotic American Plants, Hovia / Hobos: the tree that brings sleep, Johnson on sleep, Dodona's Grove, Shadowed Meanings in Dendrologia / Dodona's Grove II, Flora in the Garden, The Boar in the Garden / A Parley of Flowers, The Royal Oak, Out of Charles, Charles / Britannia Presiding, Crouch's "Loyall Reflections," The Battle of Lowestoft, Concordia / Ceres with Poppies, Lower plant emblematics, Sprouting Trunk: "I have overcome fate by enduring"
2001 was the 350th anniversary of Charles II's defeat and escape from the Battle of Worcester, recounted in the last book of Cowley's Plantarum.  

Homepage / Site-Map // Back to Archive Conspectus