ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Thomas Scott

(1580 ca.-1626)


There is some confusion over the identity of this writer; J. W. Saunders gives his dates as 1538-94 in his Biographical Dictionary (1983); the old DNB suggests that he is "perhaps identical" with Thomas Scott (?1580-1626), chaplain to James I. David Norbrook describes him as a friend of Sir William Vaughan and probably George Wither" Poetry and Politics (1984) 216. He was rector of St. Saviour's, Norwich and preacher to the English garrison at Utrecht (1623); he was assassinated while in exile in Holland.

TEXT RECORDS:

1616To the over-wise, over-wilfull, over-curious, or over-captious Readers.
1624Robert Earle of Essex his Ghost, sent from Elizian.

PUBLICATIONS:

Four paradoxes of arte, of lawe, of warre, of service. 1602.
Phylomythie or philomythologie. 1610.
Vox populi. 1620.
Robert Earle of Essex his Ghost. 1624.
The new-found politicke [Boccalini, trans. with John Florio]. 1626.