1690 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Francis Meres

Anthony Wood, Athenae Oxonienses (1690-91; 1721) 1:F 146.



This Person, who was the Son of Tho. Meres of Kirton in Holland in the County of Lincoln, was about this time [1593] a Minister and Schoolmaster, and afterwards Author of a noted School-book called Wits Commonwealth, part the second. Lond. 1598, oct. The first part was put out by N. L. He hath also published God's Arithmetic. Serm. on Eccles. 4.9. Lond. 1597. oct. and Sinner's Guide, or the whole Regiment of Christian life, &c. printed 1614, qu. &c. and Translated into English, The Devotions of Lewis of Granada. Lond. 1598. oct. Which is all I know of him, only that he was Grandfather to Rob. Meres. D.D. and Chancellor of the Church of Lincoln.