ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Pordage

(1633-1691 ca.)


Samuel Pordage, the eldest son of John Pordage, rector of Bradford in Berkshire, attended Merchant Taylors' School and Lincoln's Inn; he published poems, including Azaria and Hushai, in answer to Dryden's Absalom and Achitophel (1682). Both Azaria and The Medal Reversed are sometimes attributed to Pordage's friend and fellow Whig, Elkanah Settle.


TEXT RECORDS:

1661Mundorum Explicatio, or, the Explanation of an Hieroglyphical Figure.

PUBLICATIONS:

Troades Englished, by S. P. [Seneca, trans.] 1660.
Poems upon several occasions, by S. P. gent. 1660.
Heroick stanzas on his Majesties coronation. 1661.
Mundorum explication, or an explanation of an hieroglyphical figure: a sacred poem by S.P. 1663.
Herod and Mariamne: a tragedy. 1673.
The siege of Babylon: a tragi-comedy. 1678.
The triumph of God's revenge against murder [Reynolds, ed. Pordage]. 1679.
A new apparition of S. Edmund-bery Godfrey's ghost to the E. of D— in the Tower. 1681.
The remaining medical works of T. Willis ... Englished by S.P. 1681.
Azaria and Hushai: a poem. 1682.
The medal revers'd: a satyre against persecution. 1682.
Two dialogues [by T. Willis] Englished by S.P. 1683.
The loyal incendiary, or the generous bontefieu: a poem occasioned by the setting fire to the Rye House. 1684.