1675 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Phineas Fletcher

Edward Phillips, in Theatrum Poetarum (1675) 153.



Phineas Fletcher, the Brother of George before mentioned, whom he rather exceeds, then comes behind in Poetic fame; for his Purple Island is yet memory, and mentioned by many with sufficient commendation: besides which he wrote a Poem in Latin against the Jesuites, but more enlarged in English.