ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Manningham

(1576 ca.-1622)


John Manningham entered Magdalene College Cambridge (B.A. 1596); he was incorporated at Oxford (1597) and entered the Middle Temple in 1605. From 1612 he lived as a country gentleman in Kent. Manningham's diary, discovered by John Payne Collier in 1831, was kept while he was studying law in London and contains accounts of performances of Shakespeare's plays.


TEXT RECORDS:

1602 ca.In Spenserum.

PUBLICATIONS:

Diary, ed. John Bruce. 1868.