1687 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. William Cartwright

William Winstanley, Lives of the Most Famous English Poets (1687) 162.



Mr. William Cartwright, a Student of Christ Church in Oxford, where he lived in Fame and Reputation, for his singular Parts and Ingenuity; being none of the least of Apollo's Sons, for his excelling vein in Poetry, which produc'd a Volume of Poems, publisht not long after his Death, and usher'd into the World by Commendatory Verses of the choicest Wits in that time; enough to have made a Volume of it self: So much was he reverenced by the Lovers of the Muses. He wrote, besides his Poems, the Ordinary, a Comedy, the Royal Slave, Lady Errant, and The Siege, Or, Loves Convert, Tragi-Comedies.