Aemilia Lanyer and the Politics of Praise

  title={Aemilia Lanyer and the Politics of Praise},
  author={Su Fang Ng},
  pages={433 - 451}
(1611) has been too easily dismissed by some critics as at best peripheral to her true subject of the "commendable qualities of women" and at worst merely self-serving "art for lucre's sake." But compare, for instance, George Herbert's "Submission," from his very popular devotional work The Temple (1633), in which the poet pleads before God: "Were it not better to bestow / Some place and power on me? / Then 
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