ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Martin Parker

(1600 ca.-1652)


Martin Parker was a Royalist praised by Dryden as a ballad-maker; two of his songs are reprinted in Izaak Walton's Compleat Angler. John Nichols: "I am afraid Martin Parker's ballads must be consigned to oblivion" Select Collection (1780-84) 3:263.


TEXT RECORDS:

1641The Poet's Blind Mans Bough.

PUBLICATIONS:

The nightengale warbling forth her owne disaster. 1632.
A true tale of Robin Hood. 1632?
The two inseparable brothers; or a true and strange description. 1637.
A briefe dissection of Germaines affliction: with warre, pestilence, and famine. 1638.
A true and terrible narration of a horrible earthquake in Calabria. 1638.
A paire of turtle-doves; or, a dainty new Scotch dialogue. 1640?
Guy of Warwick. 1640.
The poet's blind mans bough, or have among you my blind harpers. 1641.
The figure of five. 1645?