ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. William Cartwright

(1611-1643)


The Rev. William Cartwright was born at Northway, near Tewkesbury; he entered Christ Church Oxford from Westminster School in 1628 (B.A. 1632, M.A. 1635). At Oxford Cartwright was a reader in metaphysics, proctor (1643) and a celebrated preacher. One of the "council of war," he died at Oxford of camp fever in 1643. Ben Jonson said of him, "My Son Cartwright writes all like a Man."


TEXT RECORDS:

1638 ca.To the Right Reverend Father in God, Brian, Lord Bishop of Chichester, Tutor to his Highness.
1641On the Marriage of the Lady Mary to the Prince of Aurange his son. 1641.

PUBLICATIONS:

The royal slave. A tragi-comedy. 1639.
To the Right Honourable Philip Earle of Pembroke. 1641.
November, or, signal days. 1647.
Comedies, tragi-comedies, with other poems. 1651.
An offspring of mercy issuing out of the womb of cruelty: a passion sermon preached at Christ Church in Oxford. 1652.
Plays and poems, ed. G. B. Evans. 1951.