1802 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Dr. Thomas Lodge

Joseph Ritson, Bibliographia Poetica (1802) 268-69.



THOMAS LODGE, a learned and eminent physician, and most voluminous authour, wrote 1. Rosalynde: Euphues golden legacie, found in his cell at Silexdra, printed in 1592. The life and death of William Longbeard, the most famous and witty English traitor, borne in the city of London: accompanied with manye other most pleasant and prettie histories, by T. L. in prose and verse, 1593, 4to. 2. Phillis: honoured with pastorall sonnets, elegies and amorous delights. Where-unto is annexed, the tragicall complaynt of Elstred (consisting of forty sonnets): printed for John Busbie, 1593, 4to. 3. A fig for Momus: containing pleasant varietie, included in satyres, eclogues, and epistles: printed for Clement Knight, 1595, 4to. (He then designed himself "T. L. of Lincolnes-inne gent.) 4. A most pleasant historie of Glaucus and Scilla: with many excellent poems, and delectable sonnets, 1610, 4to. Several lyrick compositions, by this writer, mostly collected from his Euphues golden legacy, and other pamphlets, are inserted in The phoenix nest, 1593, and Englands Helicon, 1600. He has, likewise, verses prefix'd to Baleses Writing schoolemaster, printed by Tho. Orwin, and dye'd in 1625.