ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Fowler

(1560-1612)


William Fowler, the uncle of Drummond of Hawthornden, attended Trinity College Cambridge (B.A. 1598, M.A. 1601) before entering the Middle Temple in 1604. He was secretary to Queen Anne and her Master of Requests in England (1603). Fowler composed "The Tarantula of Love," a manuscript collection of 72 sonnets and translations of Petrarch.


TEXT RECORDS:

1597 ca.Epitaphe upon the Death of M. Robert Bowes Esquire.
1597Tarantula of Love.

PUBLICATIONS:

An answer to the calumnious letter and erroneous propositions of an apostat named M. Jo. Hammiltoun. 1581.
A funeral sonet. nd.
Epitaphe upon the death of Sir John Seton of Barns. 1594.
A true reportarie ... of the baptisme of ... Prince Frederik Henry. 1594.
Works, ed. H. W. Meikle, J. Purves, and J. Craigie. 3 vols, 1914-40.