ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Henry Reynolds

(1581-1632 fl.)


Henry Reynolds, friend of Michael Drayton, has proved difficult to identify. Tillotson and Newdigate speculate that he was "probably the son of Henry Reynolds of Belstead, Suffolk, the son of Henry Reynolds (d. 1587) and Elizabeth, daughter of Edmund Wythipool of Ipswich. He was baptised at Belstead, 2 October 1581.... In 1597 he was admitted to the Inner Temple" Works of Drayton (1931-41) 5:216.

TEXT RECORDS:

1632Mythomystes.

PUBLICATIONS:

Torquato Tassos Aminta Englisht. 1628.
Mythomystes ... the nature and value of true poesy. 1632.