1802 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Matthew Roydon

Joseph Ritson, Bibliographia Poetica (1802) 319.



MATTHEW ROYDON was the author of "An elegie or friends passion for his Astrophill; written upon the death of sir Philip Sidney," in The phoenix nest, 1593 (according to a note in bishop Tanners copy); and has commendatory verses, prefixed to Watson's sonnets, and sir G. Peckhams True reporte, 1583. To this Roydon, by the title of "my deare and most worthy friend," "the trulie learned," and "sweet Mathew," Chapman addresses his Shadow of night, 1594, and his Ovids banquet of sence, 1598.