1802 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir Edward Dyer

Joseph Ritson, Bibliographia Poetica (1802) 193-94.



SIR EDWARD DYER, "a Somersetshire man," wrote, according to Wood, "A description of friendship:" MS. in the Ashmolean museum (Num. 781, p. 139). The letters M. D. in "The paradice of daintie devises," 1576, are presume'd to denote this Master Dyer. He has, likewise, five or six poems in "Englands Helicon," 1600. He was knighted in 1596, and dye'd in 16 ... "Master Edward Dyer," is extol'd by Puttenham, "for elegie, most sweete, solemne, and of high conceite."