1802 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Weever

Joseph Ritson, Bibliographia Poetica (1802) 390.



JOHN WEEVER wrote and publish'd, 1. A little book of epigrams, 1599, 8vo. 2. The mirror of martyrs, or the life and death of that thrice valiant captaine and most godly martyre sir John Oldcastle knight, lord Cobham. 1601, 18mo. printed by V. S. for Wm. Wood; and writen two years before. A commendatory sonnet allso, by John Weever, is prefix'd to Middletons Legend of Humphrey duke of Glocester, 1600. Whether this was the authour of Ancient funerall monuments, 1631, is uncertain, though sufficiently probable: but, if so, he was a Lancashire man, born in 1576.