1680 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Gervase Markham

John Aubrey, in Brief Lives, 1669-1696; ed. Clark (1898) 2:43.



Mr. ... Markham: he wrote of husbandry and huswifry, 4to; of horsemanship, 4to; of the art of shooting with the long bow, 8vo; etc. — quaere.

He was a Nottinghamshire gentleman. His brother Sir Gryffin Markham was servant to the emperor ..., and did deserve well of him.

This ... Markham, the writer, dyed poor. — Old Jack Markham (late gentleman-usher to the queen) from whom I have these informations told me he hath given < him > many a crown.