ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir Arthur Gorges

(1557-1625)


Sir Arthur Gorges, a first cousin of Sir Walter Raleigh, took his B.A. from Oxford in 1574; he was Member of Parliament for Yarmouth (1584), Camelford (1588), Dorsetshire (1592), and Rye (1601). The Alcyon of Spenser's Daphnaida and Colin Clouts Come Home Again, Gorges fought the Spanish Armada and commanded Raleigh's flagship, the Warspite, on the unfortunate Islands voyage (1597). He was Gentleman of the Privy Chamber to Prince Henry (1611); after the Prince's death he lived in retirement.


TEXT RECORDS:

1612The Olympian Catastrophe.

PUBLICATIONS:

Lucans Pharsalia containing the civill Warres betweene Caesar and Pomey. 1614.
The wisedome of the ancients [F. Bacon, trans.] 1619.
Essays moraux [F. Bacon, trans.] 1619.
The Olympian catastrophe. 1925.
Poems, ed. Helen E. Sandison. 1953.