Richard Brathwait

(1588 ca.-1673)

Richard Brathwait of Kendal, Westmorland entered Oriel College Oxford in 1604 at the age of 16; he was later a justice of the peace, army captain, Royalist, and a very prolific writer of pamphlets; among his many publications is a commentary on Chaucer. The nineteenth-century bibliophile Thomas Frognall Dibdin described him as "a most extraordinary man in poetry and in prose."


1614The Poets Willow.
1615A Panegyrick Embleame, intituled, Saint George for England.
1615An Eglogue betweene Billie and Jockie called the Mushrome.
1615An Epigram called the Courtier.
1615Upon the Generall Sciolists or Poettasters of Britannie. A Satyre.
1621Shepheards Tales: The First Eglogue. Technis Tale.
1621Shepheards Tales: The First Eglogue: Corydons Tale.
1621Shepheards Tales: The Second Eglogue. Dorycles Tale.
1621Shepheards Tales: The Second Eglogue. Sapphus Tale.
1621Shepheards Tales: The Third Eglogue. Dymnus Tale.
1621Shepheards Tales: The Third Eglogue. Linus' Tale.
1621The Prelude to his Shepheards Tales.


The golden fleece. 1611.
The poets willowe: or the passionate shepheard. 1614.
The Prodigals teares. 1614.
The schollers Medley, or an intermixt discourse upon historicall and poeticall relations. 1614.
A Strappado for the Devil. 1615.
Essays upon the five senses. 1620.
Nature's Embassie. 1621.
The English gentleman. 1630.
The English gentlewoman. 1631.
Barnabee's journal. 1638.
The psalms of David. 1638.
A comment upon the two tales of Chaucer, the Miller's tale and the Wife of Bath. 1665.