1879 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Henry Peacham the Elder

Thomas Corser, in Collectanea Anglo-Poetica 9 (1879) 143.



The Garden of Eloquence, published in 1577, 4to, black letter, was most probably written by his [Henry the younger's] father. It is dated by its author "from North Mimmes the xxiiij of April," and in it he is styled "Henry Peacham Minister." It was at North Mimmes that his son was born, and it is most likely that he obtained preferment at Leverton in Lincolnshire afterwards, and went to reside there. See the Retrosp. Rev., vol. ix. p. 129; Ellis's Early Eng. Poet., vol. ii, p. 406; Chalmers's Biogr. Dict., vol. xxiv, p. 215; and Bibl. Ang. Poet., No. 522, 81.