1802 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Robert Greene

Joseph Ritson, Bibliographia Poetica (1802) 225-26.



ROBERT GREENE. Many pieces of poetry, by this prolifick author, are interspers'd throughout his numerous romantick and other publications; whence, it is presume'd, the poems, inserted under his name, in Englands Helicon, 1600, are selected. Herbert registers — Greenes vision: written at the instant of his death, conteyning a penitent passion for the folly of his pen: printed for Tho. Newman, n.d. 4to. in the introduction of which is a copy of verses intitle'd "Greenes ode, of the vanity of wanton writings." He dye'd in 1592, of a surfeit, occasion'd, as Wood says, "by eating pickled herrings, and drinking with them Rhenish wine."