ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Lane

(1580 ca.-1640 fl.)


Several John Lanes were at Oxford in this period. The poet was a friend and business partner of the elder John Milton, who left some verses in his honor. Milton's nephew Edward Phillips remembered him as a "fine old Queen Elizabeth gentleman" and praised his poetry extravagantly in Theatrum Poetarum. Much of Lane's poetry remains in manuscript.


TEXT RECORDS:

1603An Elegie upon the Death of Elizabeth.
1614 ca.Chaucer's Squires Tale: John Lane's first Dedication.
1614 ca.Lane's Fresh Dedication.
1621Tritons Trumphet to the several Monethes.
1630 ca.Alarum to Poets.

PUBLICATIONS:

Tom Tel-Troths message and his pens complaint. 1600.
An elegie upon the death of our late soveraigne Elizabeth. 1603.
Alarum to the poets. 1648.
Chaucers Squires tale brought to light by J. Lane. 1888.