ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Richard Niccols

(1584-1616 ca.)


Richard Niccols accompanied Charles Howard on the Cadiz expedition (1596); he took his B.A. from Magdalen College Oxford in 1606. Little else is known of Niccols, who adopted the pseudonym "Infelice Academico Ignote." Thomas Warton's History of English Poetry (1774-81) gives extensive attention to Niccols's contributions to the Mirrour for Magistrates.


TEXT RECORDS:

1603A True Subjects Sorowe, for the Losse of his late Soveraigne.
1607 ca.The Beggars Ape.
1607The Cuckow.
1610A Winter Nights Vision: The Induction.
1610Englands Eliza. [Years 1-30.]
1610Englands Eliza. [Years 30-31.]
1610Englands Eliza. [Years 32-44.]
1610Englands Eliza: the Induction.
1613The Three Sisters Teares.
1614Epigram 22.

PUBLICATIONS:

Epicedium: a funeral oration upon the death of the Princesse ... Elizabeth. 1603.
The cuckow. 1607.
A mirrour for magistrates, newly enlarged [editor and contributor]. 1610.
Three precious tears of blood in memory of Henry the Great [trans.] 1611.
The three sisters teares, shed at the late solemn funerals of ... Henry, Prince of Wales. 1613.
The furies, with vertue's encomium: or the image of honour, in two bookes of epigrammes. 1614.
Vertue's encomium; or the image of honour. 1614.
Monodia or Walthams complaint, upon the death of the Lady Honor Hay. 1615.
London's artillery, briefly containing the noble practice of that worthie society. 1616.
Sir Thomas Overburies vision. With the ghosts of Weston, Mrs Turner, the late lieftenant of the Tower, and Franklin. 1616.
The beggars ape. 1627.