1769 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir John Harington

James Granger, in Biographical History of England (1769; 1824) 1:314.



Sir John Harrington had, in his time, a very considerable reputation as a poet and translator, and was also noted for his ready wit. He was author of four books of epigrams, which were printed after his decease. His Translation of Ariosto was published in his lifetime, with cuts. His genius was thought to be better suited to epigram, than heroic poetry. He was godson to Queen Elizabeth.