Sunday, February 01, 2009

"Oh Print Wo nih"

Courtesy of EEBO and Joanne van der Woude's interesting talk here last week on the poetry of New Netherland (and what a strange alternate-historical feeling to contemplate those seventeenth-century Dutch fellows writing poetry in a physical location that is exactly where I live and work now), a instance of the amazing genre (hitherto unknown to me) of the acrostic/anagrammatic broadsheet elegy:

Click to enlarge to the point of readability.

1 comment:

  1. Ah, very good to have, possibly as a bookmark. I recently picked up a remaindered bio of Winthrop, which came out from Oxford a few years ago.