1802 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Lodowick Bryskett

Joseph Ritson, Bibliographia Poetica (1802) 145-46 & n.



LODOWICK BRYSKETT. The mourning muses of Lod. Bryskett upon the death of the moste noble sir Philip Sydney knight, &c. license'd to John Wolfe, 22d August 1587.

Bryskett was the friend of Spenser, whom he has introduc'd as one of the colloquists in his Discourse of civill life, printed at London in 1606; but compose'd, as Malone conjectures, between 1584 and 9. To him Spenser addresses the 33d sonnet in his Amoretti: and to the same literary friend we probablely owe much that has descended to us of the incomparable Faery queen.