ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Theodore Bathurst

(1585 ca.-1651)


Theodore Bathurst, who translated Spenser into Latin verse, entered Trinity College Cambridge in 1602, though he took his degrees from Pembroke (B.A. 1605-06, M.A. 1609, B.D. 1618). He was fellow of Pembroke (1608), rector of Orton Waterville in Hunts. (1618-51), and vicar of Thriplow in Cambridgeshire (1618-19). Bathurst's translation of the Shepheardes Calender into Latin verse was first printed in 1653 and was reprinted with Spenser's Works in 1679 and afterwards. It was highly praised by Sir Richard Fanshawe.


TEXT RECORDS:

1608 ca.Calendarium Pastorale.

PUBLICATIONS:

The Shepherds calendar, etc. ... sive aeglogae ... Latino carmine donatae a T. Bathurst. 1653.