Very little is known of Samuel Rowlands, a writer of jest-books and pamphlets; later in life he was a friend of John Taylor the Water Poet. Mark Eccles identifies him as the son of Anthony Rolland, alias Derickson, cooper, of St. Botolph in London — where Samuel Rowland, cooper, was buried in 1627.
The betraying of Christ: Judas in despaire. 1598.
The letting of humors blood in the head-vaine. 1600.
Tis merrie when gossips meete. 1602.
Ave Caesar: God save the King. 1603.
Looke to it, for Ile stabbe ye. 1604.
Hell's broke loose. 1605.
A theater of delightfull recreation. 1605.
A terrible battle betweene time and death. 1606?
Democritus: or Doctor Merry-Man his medicines against melancholy humors. 1607.
Humors looking-glasse. 1608.
The famous historie of Guy Earle of Warwick. 1609.
A whole crew of kind gossips all met to be merry. 1609.
The knave of clubbes. 1609.
The knave of harts: haile fellow well met. 1612.
More knaves yet? 1613.
Sir Thomas Overbury: or the poysoned knights complaint. 1614.
A fooles bolt is soone shott. 1614.
The melancholie knight. 1615.
The bride. 1617.
A sacred memorie of the miracles wrought by Jesus Christ. 1618.
The nigt-raven. 1620.
A paire of spy-knaves. 1620?
Good newes and bad newes. 1622.
Heavens glory, seeke it; hearts vanitie, fly it. 1628.
Complete works, ed. S. J. H. Herrtage. 3 vols, 1880.