ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Bp. John Hacket

(1590-1670)


John Hacket was born in London; after Westminster School he attended Trinity College Cambridge (B.A. 1613, Fellow 1614, M.A. 1616, B.D. 1623, D.D. 1628); he was incorporated at Oxford (1616) and ordained in 1618. Hackett was Rector of Stoke Hammond, Buckinghamshire (1618-24), Vicar of Trumpington, Cambridgeshire (1620), Rector of Kirby-under-Wood, Lincolnshire (1621), Rector of St. Andrews, Holborn (1624-62), and of West Cheam, Surrey (1624). He was admitted to Gray's Inn (1628) and was President of Sion College (1633); as chaplain to Charles I he was involved with the Laud controversies before becoming bishop of Coventry and Lichfield (1661-70).

TEXT RECORDS:

1670 ca.[Epigram on Spenser.]

PUBLICATIONS:

Loyolla. A comedy. 1648.
A sermon preached before the King's majesty. 1660.
A century of sermons. 1675.
Scrinia reserata: a memorial [of Archbishop Williams]. 1693.