ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir Edward Dyer

(1543-1607)


Born in the reign of Henry VIII, Sir Edward Dyer was a friend of Philip Sidney and Fulke Greville. A sometimes alchemist, diplomat, and chancellor of the Order of the Garter, Dyer was a member of Parliament for Somerset (1588-89, 1593) and had some of his poems published in England's Helicon. Gabriel Harvey referred to Sidney and Dyer as "the Castor and Pollux of poetry."


TEXT RECORDS:

1593[Untitled, "Devyde my times, and rate my wretched howres."]
1595Another of the Same.

PUBLICATIONS:

The writings in prose and verse of Edward Dyer, ed. A. B. Grosart. 1870.