1769 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Richard Brathwait

James Granger, in Biographical History of England (1769; 1824) 3:158.



Richard Brathwait, (or Brathwayte) was a man of polite learning, and genteel education. He wrote many things in prose and verse, of which the most considerable was his English Gentleman, which was thrice printed in this reign. He has lately, through the researches of Mr. Haselwood, been discovered as the author of Drunken Barnaby's Journey. See the 7th edition, published at Catherick, in Yorkshire; leaving behind him the character of a well-bred gentleman, and a good neighbour. See his article in the Athenae Oxonienses.