1844 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Joshua Sylvester

Robert Chambers, in Cyclopaedia of English Literature (1844; 1850) 1:84.



JOSHUA SYLVESTER, who died in 1618, at the age of 55, and who was the author of a large volume of poems of very unequal merit, claims notice as the now generally received author of an impressive piece, long ascribed to Raleigh — The Soul's Errand.