1675 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Warner

Edward Phillips, in Theatrum Poetarum (1675) 2:195-96.



William Warner, a good honest plain Writer of Moral Rules and Precepts, in that old fashion'd kind of seven footed Verse which yet sometimes is in use, though in different manner, that is to say, divided into two: he may be reckoned with several other Writers of the same time, i. e. Queen Elizabeth's Reign; who though inferior to Sidny, Spencer, Drayton and Daniel, yet have been thought by some not unworthy to be remember'd and quoted, namely George Gascoigne, Th. Hudson, John Markham, Thomas Achely, John Weever, Ch. Middleton, George Turberville, Henry Constable, Sir Edw. Dyer, Thomas Churchyard, Charles Fitz-Geoffry.