ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Weever

(1576-1632)


John Weever, of Lancashire, entered Queen's College Cambridge as a pensioner (B.A.1598); he travelled on the Continent before returning to pursue antiquarian investigations in London. Remembered for his verses on Shakespeare, John Weever was an antiquarian friend of John Seldon, Sir Simonds d'Ewes, and Robert Cotton. His Ancient Funerall Monuments (1631) was of considerable use to later researchers.


TEXT RECORDS:

1599In Obitum Ed. Spencer Poetae Prestantiss.
1599Lectores, quotquot, quales, quicunq; estis.
1599The Fifth Weeke. Epig. 7. In Braggadochionem.
1599The First Weeke. Epig. 3. In Elizabetham.
1600Faunus and Melliflora.
1601Rochester Bridge.
1601The Mirror of Martyrs.

PUBLICATIONS:

Epigrammes in the oldest cut and newest fashion. 1599.
Faunus and Melliflora: or the original of our English satyres. 1600.
An agnus Dei. 1601.
The mirror of martyrs: the life and death of Sir John Oldcastle. 1601.
The whipping of the satyre [by Weever?] 1601.
Ancient funerall monuments. 1631.
Rochester Bridge; a poem written in 1601, ed. W. B. Rye. 1887.