1690 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Evelyn the Younger

Anthony Wood, Athenae Oxonienses (1690-91; 1721) ed. Bliss (1815) 689.



JOHN EVELYN, son of Joh. Evelyn of Sayes-court in Deptford, in the county of Kent, esq; became a gent. com. of Trin. coll. in Easter term an. 1668, aged 13 years, having been a sojourner for about two years before with the president of the house; but before he took a degree he left the college, and improved that foundation that he had laid therein in his father's house. The first blossoms of his youth appeared in a translation entit. Of Gardens, four Books. Lond. 1673, oct. written originally in Latin by Renatus Rapinus. Another translation he hath made into English entit. The History of the Grand Visiers, Mahomet and Achmet Coprogli, of the three last Grand Seigniors, their Sultanas and chief Favourites; with the most secret Intrigues of the Seraglio, &c. Lond. 1677. octavo.