1802 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Francis Rous the Elder

Joseph Ritson, Bibliographia Poetica (1802) 316.



FRANCIS ROUS. Thule, or vertues historie. To the honorable and vertuous mistris Amy Audely. By F. R. In two books. The first booke, printed for Humfrey Lownes, 1598, 4to. If this were the Francis Rous who is mention'd by Wood, as having, as 12 years of age, become a commoner of Broadgates-hall in 1591, he likewise translated the psalms of David into Engleish metre, which were order'd to be printed by the house of commons in 1645. Being a zealous and distinguish'd puritan, he was, in 1643, made provost of Eton-college, and continue'd in that situation til the time of his death, which hapen'd in 1658, being the 80th of his age.