1769 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Weever

James Granger, in Biographical History of England (1769; 1824) 3:152.



John Weever, a native of Lancashire, received his education in the university of Cambridge. He was author of the Funeral Monuments, a book of great utility to antiquarians and historians, but which would have been of much more, if it had not been egregiously deficient in point of accuracy, especially in the numeral letters and figures. He died in, or about the year, 1632, aged 56, and lies buried in the church of St. James, Clerkenwell, London.