1819 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir John Mennes

Thomas Campbell, in Specimens of the British Poets (1819; 1845) 252.



SIR JOHN MENNIS was born in 1598. He was successively a military and a naval commander; a vice-admiral in the latter service, governor of Dover Castle, and chief comptroller of the navy. He composed the well-known ballad on Sir John Suckling's defeat.