1719 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Habington

Giles Jacob, in Poetical Register: or the Lives and Characters of the English Dramatick Poets (1719) 129.



A Poet that in the midst of the Civil Wars devoted himself to the Muses. He writ one Play; call'd,

The Queen of Arragon; a Tragi-Comedy acted at Court, and in the Black-fryars, 1640. He wrote likewise a Volume of Poems, call'd Castara. Which is divided into Three Parts. The First is call'd The Mistress, the Second The Wife, and the Third The Friend.