1680 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Pordage

John Aubrey, in Brief Lives, 1669-1696; ed. Clark (1898) 2:160-61.



Samuel Pordage I knew very well. He was head-steward of the lands to the right honourable Philip, earl of Pembroke.

His father was called Dr. Pordage, a physitian and astrologer; I know not whether he was a rector. His picture was graved three or four yeares since, I thinke 'tis before a book.

The son (Samuel), a civil courteous person, and a handsome man; gave me (1660) his translation of Seneca's Troas in English; and I thinke he hath printed something since.