ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Robert Baron

(1630-1658)


Robert Baron, son of Robert Baron, alderman of Norwich, attended grammar school at Norwich before entering Caius College Cambridge as a pensioner in 1645. The following year he entered Gray's Inn. As Thomas Warton pointed out, Baron's Cyprian Academy boldly plagiarizes Milton's recently published Poems (1645) — indicating that they found at least one avid reader.


TEXT RECORDS:

1647The Cyprian Academy.

PUBLICATIONS:

Erotopaignion, or the Cyprian academy. 1647.
An apology for Paris. 1649.
Pocula castalia. 1650.
Mirza: a tragedie, really acted in Persia in the last age. 1655.