1877 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Harbert

Thomas Corser, in Collectanea Anglo-Poetica 7 (1877) 160.



It appears from this "Poem to the yong Prince" [in Cadwallader] that he was a companion to Prince Henry, and that he had already been in his service twelve months when he wrote it. Herbert was created M.A. at Oxford along with other noblemen and gentlemen August 30th, 1605; James I. being then staying at Oxford. Besides the present work, he was author of Sydney, or Baripenthes, briefly shadowing out the rare and never-ending laudes of that most honorable and praise-worthy Gent, Sir Philip Sidney, Knight, London, printed by John Windet, 1586, 4to; and was a contributor to the Phoenix Nest, 1593, 4to.