1690 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Henry Bold

Anthony Wood, Athenae Oxonienses (1690-91; 1721) 2:748.



HENRY BOLD, Fourth Son of Will. Bold of Newstead in the Parish of Buriton in Hampshire, sometime Capt. of a Foot Company, descended from the ancient and genteel Family of the Bolds of Bold-hall in Lancashire, was born in Hampshire, elected Probationer Fellow of New Coll. from Winchester School 1645, or thereabouts, ejected thence by the Parliamentarian Visitors in 1648, and afterwards going to the great City, became a Member of the Examiner's Office in Chancery, and excellent at translating the most difficult and crabbed English into Latin Verse. He hath written,

Poems Lyrique, Macaronique, Heroique, &c. Lond. 1664. oct. Ded. to Col. Hen. Wallop of Farley Wallop in the County of Southampton; and to The ingenious he saith thus — If thou wilt read so; if not so: it is so, so, and so farewel — Thine upon liking H. B. Among these Poems is Scarronides; or Virgil Travestie, &c. He hath also written,

Latin Songs with their English: and Poems. Lond. 1685. oct. Collected and perfected by Capt. Will. Bold his Brother. This Hen. Bold died in Chancery-lane near Lincolns-Inn on the 23d of Oct. (being the first Day of the Term) in sixteen hundred eighty and three, aged 56 or thereabouts, and was buried in the Church at Twyford (West Twyford) near Acton in the County of Middlesex.