1675 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

George Chapman

Edward Phillips, in Theatrum Poetarum (1675) 2:53.



George Chapman, a Poetical writer, Flourishing in the Reigns of Queen Elizabeth and King James, in that repute both for his Translations of Homer and Hesiod, and what he wrote of his own proper Genius; that he is thought not the meanest of English Poets of that time, and particularly for his Dramatic writings, as his Blind Beggar of Alexandria, All Fools, The Gentleman Usher, May-day, The Widows Tears, Mounsier d'Olive, A days Mirth, Eastward hoe, Comedies; Bussy d'Amboys, Caesar & Pompey Tragedies.