ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Simion Grahame

(1570 ca.-1614)


J. W. Saunders describes Simion Grahame as the son of an Edinburgh burgess who "led a shiftless life, poor, licentious, exiled temporarily abroad, traveling and picking up a living as he could (chiefly as a soldier), writing poems about his Pilgrimage, and probably ending his days as a Franciscan" Biographical Dictionary (1983) 61. He was made prebendary of Brodderstannis by James VI. Grahame composed a commendatory poem for William Lithgow's Rare Adventures (1614); his Anatomie of Humours was said to have suggested Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy.

TEXT RECORDS:

1604Simon Graham to the Authour.

PUBLICATIONS:

The passionate sparke of a relenting minde. 1604.
The anatomie of humours. 1609.