1675 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Drummond

Edward Phillips, in Theatrum Poetarum (1675) 2:192.



William Drummond of Hawthornden, a Scotch Gentleman of considerable note and esteem, Flourishing in K. James his Reign; who imitating the Italian manner of Versifying, vented his Amours in Sonnets, Canzonets and Madrigals, and to my thinking, in a style sufficiently smooth and delightful; and therefore why so utterly disregarded, and layd aside at present, I leave to the more curious palats in Poetry.