1802 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Norden

Joseph Ritson, Biographia Poetica (1802) 287-88 & n.



JOHN NORDEN, an eminent surveyor and topographer, wrote, 1. Vicissitudo rerum, and elegiacall poeme of the interchangeable courses and varietie of things in this world: printed by Simon Stafford, 1600, 4to. [Author's note: In a new title, dated 1601, this poem was call'd The storehouse of varieties.] 2. A pensive soules delight, 1603, 4to. 3. The labyrinth of mans life, or vertues delight, and envies opposite, 1614, 4to.

Q. If The sinfull mans solace, most sweete and comfortable for the sicke and sorrowfull soule, contrived in 7 daies conference between Christ and a carelesse sinner: printed by Richard Jones, 1585, 8vo. be in prose or verse?