ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Geoffrey Whitney

(1548 ca.-1601)


The author of A Choice of Emblems (1586), Geoffrey Whitney was born in Cheshire and studied at Audlem School, Cambridge, Oxford, and at Leyden. He was under-bailiff and under-steward of Great Yarmouth (circa 1580-86). Whitney contributed a prefatory sonnet to Spenser's Amoretti and may have known the author.


TEXT RECORDS:

1595[Untitled, "Ah! Colin, whether on the lowly Plain."]

PUBLICATIONS:

A choice of emblems. 1586.