ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Joseph Rutter

(1600 ca.-1640 fl.)


Joseph Rutter was tutor to the sons of Edward Sackville, fourth earl of Dorset and a friend of Ben who lived for a time with Sir Kenelm Digby. Rutter translated Corneille's The Cid at the behest of Charles I. There was a Joseph Rutter at Cambridge who may have been the poet.


TEXT RECORDS:

1635The Shepheards Holy-Day.
1635Thyrsis. A Pastorall Elegie in the person of Sir Kenelme Digby, on the Death of his Noble Lady, the Lady Venetia Digby.

PUBLICATIONS:

The shepherds holy-day: a pastorall tragi-comaedie. 1635.
The Cid: a tragicomedy, out of French made English. 1637.
The second part of the Cid. 1640.