ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Evelyn the Younger

(1655-1699)


The son of the diarist, this John Evelyn was tutored by Milton's nephew Edward Phillips before entering Trinity College Oxford (1667) and the Middle Temple (1663). In 1690 he was made one of the chief clerks of the treasury and in 1691 a commissioner of the revenue in Ireland.


TEXT RECORDS:

1685The Immortality of Poesie. By Mr. Evelyn. To Envy. Ovid. Amor. Lib. I. Eleg. 15.

PUBLICATIONS:

Of gardens [Rapin, trans.] 1672.
The history of the grand visiers Mahomet and Achmet Coprogli [Chassepol, trans.] 1677.
The life of Alexander the Great, translated from the Greek of Plutarch.
Poems in Nichols, Select Collection, 1780.