The Authorship of A Lover’s Complaint: A New Approach to the Problem
In “The Authorship of A Lover’s Complaint: A New Approach to the Problem” in the Sept., 2008 issue of Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America (vol. 102, #3), Prof. Jackson uses data on rare spellings to attribute A Lover’s Complaint to Shakespeare. His article is a response to Brian Vickers’s Shakespeare, “A Lover’s Complaint”, and John Davies of Hereford (Cambridge University Press, 2007), which argues that the poem was written by John Davies of Hereford. In this appendix to Jackson’s article, he compares Complaint with a sample from John Davies’s Humour’s Heaven on Earth.