ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Angell Daye

(1552 ca.-1599 fl.)


The son of Thomas Daye, parish clerk of London, Angell Daye was apprenticed to a stationer in 1563 and was afterwards an attorney at the King's Bench. He translated Amyot's French version of Longus's Daphnis and Chloe and composed an elegy for Sir Philip Sidney. Daye's English Secretarie, a book of letters, went through at least eight editions.


TEXT RECORDS:

1587The Shepheards Holidaie.
1587[Untitled, "Sweete sweetned be the houres, the daies, the monthes and times."]

PUBLICATIONS:

The English secretarie. 1587.
Daphnis and Chloe, finished in a pastorall termed the Shepheards holidaie. 1587.
Upon the life and death of Sir Phillip Sidney. 1587.