1690 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir Richard Blackmore

Anthony Wood, Athenae Oxonienses (1690-91) ed. Bliss (1815) 4:791-92.



RICHARD BLACKMORE, son of Rob. Blackmore of Corsham in the county of Wilts, gent. was matriculated of S. Edm. hall the 19th of March 1668, where he took his degrees in arts, — afterwards studied physic, travell'd, and had the degree of doctor in that faculty in Italy at Padua. Upon his return he was made fellow of the coll. of physicians in London. He hath written,

Prince Arthur. An Heroic Poem: in ten Books. Lond. 1695. fol. published in the beginning of March 1694. A good poem.