1802 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Bp. Joseph Hall

Joseph Ritson, Bibliographia Poetica (1802) 233-34 & n.



JOSEPH HALL, bishop of Exeter, and of Norwich, wrote Virgidemiarum, sixe bookes. First three bookes of tooth-lesse satyrs. 1. Poeticall. 2. Academicall. 3. Morall: printed by T. Creede for R. Dexter, 1597, 1598. — The three last bookes of byting satyrs: by R. Bradock for Dexter, 1598. — Both parts, 1599: first part, 1602: — all 16mo. These satires were republish'd at Oxford, in 1753, by the reverend William Dodd, afterward D.D. executed for forgery: or rather the reverend William Thompson, M.A. of Queens college, Oxon, as mister Reed appears to have suggested to doctor Farmer. The author was born in 1574 and dye'd in 1656.

Bishop Halls satires were stay'd at the press, by order of the archbishop of Canterbury and the bishop of London; and such copys as could be found were to "bee presentlye broughte to the Bp. of London to be burnte."