ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Nathaniel Baxter

(1550 ca.-1611 fl.)


Nathaniel Baxter, who tutored Sir Philip Sidney in Greek, was born at Colchester, Essex, and was a student at Magdalen College Oxford in 1569 (M.A. 1577); he was Vicar of Redbourne, Hertfordshire (1577) and Finedon, Northamptonshire (1578), Rector of Titchmarsh (1578), Leire, Leicestershire (1582), Vicar of St. Margaret Lothbury, London (1588), and rector of St. Giles-in-the-Fields (1590). From 1592 to 1599 he held a living in Ireland as warden of Youghal in County Cork (where he may have known Spenser); upon its dissolution Baxter lived at Bristol before he was Vicar of Micheltroy, Monmouthshire (1602-11). He published works of Puritan divinity.

TEXT RECORDS:

1606Sir Philip Sydneys Ourania. [Conclusion.]
1606Sir Philip Sydneys Ourania. [Proem.]
1606Sir Philip Sydneys Ourania. [The Song.]

PUBLICATIONS:

A sovereign salve for a sinful soul. 1577.
The lectures of J. Calvin upon Jonas. 1578.
Sir Philip Sydney's Ourania: Endimions song and tragedy. 1606.
Answer of Nathanial Baxter ... to Mr. Jo. Downes. 1633.