1769 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Bosworth

James Granger, in Biographical History of England (1769; 1824) 3:130-31.



William Bosworth, gent. was descended from the ancient and illustrious families of Bokesworth, Boxworth, or Bosworth, of Boxworth, by Harrington, in Cambridgeshire. He was born in 1607, and died sometime between the years 1651 and 1653. This person was the author of a book entitled, The Chast and Lost Lovers, lively shadowed in the persons of Arcadius and Sepha; and illustrated with the several stories of Hemon and Antigone, Eramio and Amissa, Phaon and Sappho, Deliathason and Verista: being a description of several Lovers smiling with delight, and with hopes fresh as their youth, and fair as the beauties in the beginning of their affections, and covered with blood and horror in the conclusion: to this is added, the Contestation betwixt Bacchus and Diana, and certain sonnets of the Author to Aurora; digested into Three Poems, by William Bosworth, gent.