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Pamphilia to Amphilanthus

By Wroth, Lady Mary

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Reproduction Date: 2008

Title: Pamphilia to Amphilanthus  
Author: Wroth, Lady Mary
Language: English
Subject: Literature
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Mary Wroth, B. L. (1621). Pamphilia to Amphilanthus. Retrieved from

Pamphilia to Amphilanthus is the first sonnet sequence written by an Englishwoman. Published in 1621, the poems invert the usual format of sonnet sequences by making the speaker a woman (Pamphilia, whose name means all-loving) and the beloved a man (Amphilanthus, whose name means lover of two.). It is possible that Wroth based the story on her own fraught relationship with her cousin, William Herbert. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett.)

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