1675 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir William Cavendish

Edward Phillips, in Theatrum Poetarum (1675) 2:190.



William Cavendish, the present Duke of New-Castle, and the first advanc't from Earl to that Title, for his eminent Service to his late and present Majesty: A Person accomplisht according to the Nobility of his Birth and Quality, that is, equally addicted both to Arts and Arms, and particularly a friend to the Muses; for besides his splendid Treatise of the Art of Horse-manship, in which his experience was no less then his delight, he wrote two ingenuous Comedies, The Variety, and the Country Captain.