ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Lisle

(1569-1637)


William Lisle (or L'Isle), antiquary, studied at Eton and King's College Cambridge (B.A. 1589, M. A. 1592; Fellow). He was Lord of the manor at De Lisle's in Wilbraham, Cambridgeshire and held the title of esquire extraordinary of the king's body.


TEXT RECORDS:

1596 ca.To the Readers. In Part of Du Bartas.
1628Virgils Eclogues: To the Worthy Reader.

PUBLICATIONS:

Babilon: a part of the seconde weeke of Du Bartas. 1595.
The colonies of Bartas. 1598.
A Saxon treatise concerning the Old and New Testament [Aelfric, trans.] 1623.
Part of Du Bartas English and French. 1625.
Virgil's eclogues, translated into English. 1628.
The faire Aethiopian [Heliodorus, trans. Lisle]. 1631.
Diverse ancient monuments in the Saxon tongue. 1638.
The famous history of Heliodorus ... delivered paraphrastically in verse. 1638.