1675 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Habington

Edward Phillips, in Theatrum Poetarum (1675) 2:192-93.



William Habington, the Author of Poems, which came forth above twenty years since, under the Title of Castara, (the feign'd Name, no doubt, of that human Goddess that inspir'd them) but better known by his History of the Reign of King Edward the Fourth; in which also he hath a style uniformly florid, and perhaps better becoming a Poetical than Historical subject; in respect of his Poems however they are now almost forgotten, he may be rank't in my opinion with those that deserve neither the highest, nor the lowest Seat in the Theater of Fame.