ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Samuel Woodford

(1636-1700)


Born in London, Samuel Woodford studied at St. Paul's School and Wadham College Oxford (B.A. 1657, D.D. 1677). He attended the Inner Temple (1659) and was elected to the Royal Society (1664). Woodford was Rector of Shalden (1673-1700), Canon of Chichester (1676) and of Winchester (1680-1700). He published an allegory of his literary career in "The Voyage," an irregular ode.


TEXT RECORDS:

1658To his ingenuous Friend, the Author, on his incomparable Poems. Carmen Jocoserium.
1679Preface to Paraphrase upon the Canticles.
1679The Legend of Love.
1679The Legend of Love. Canto II.
1679The Legend of Love. Canto III.
1700To Psyche.

PUBLICATIONS:

A paraphrase upon the psalms of David. 1667, 2 vols 1713.
A paraphrase upon the Canticles and some select hymns of the New and Old Testament, with other occasional compositions in English verse. 1679.