ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Harbert

(1570 ca.-1608 fl.)


William Harbert, educated at Christ Church Oxford (M.A. 1605) was in the service of Prince Henry. He "may be identified with the friend of Raleigh who accompanied him on his last voyage" R. M. Cummings, Spenser: The Critical Heritage (1971) 117. Alexander B. Grosart supposes him to be the "W. Herbert" who wore commendatory verses to Browne of Tavistock's Britannia's Pastorals.


TEXT RECORDS:

1604To the Majestie of King James, Monarch of all Britayne.
1606Englands Sorrowe or, a Farewell to Essex.

PUBLICATIONS:

A prophecie of Cadwallader, last King of the Brittaines. 1604.
Englands sorrowe: or a farewell to Essex. 1606.
Poems, ed. A. B. Grosart. 1870.