ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Ralph Knevet

(1601-1671)


Ralph Knevet (or Knevett) of Norfolk, author of the MS. Supplement of the Faery Queene in Three Books, entered Peterhouse Cambridge as a pensioner in 1617 (LL.B 1624). He joined the Paston family in Norfolk, probably as a tutor or chaplain, in which capacity he travelled to Rome in 1638. Knevet was rector of Lyng, Norfolk (1652-71).


TEXT RECORDS:

1633 ca.A Supplement of the Faery Queene in Three Bookes.
1633 ca.A Supplement of the Faery Queene: The Preface.
1637Elegy 3.

PUBLICATIONS:

A discourse of militarie discipline. 1628.
Rhodon and Isis: a pastorall. 1631.
Funerall elegies; consecrated to the ... memory of ... the Lady K. Paston. 1637.
A gallery to the temple: lyrical poems upon sacred occasions, ed. G. Pellegrini. 1954.
Shorter poems, ed. Amy M. Charles. 1966.