1802 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Henry Lok

Joseph Ritson, Bibliographia Poetica (1802) 269-70.



HENRY LOK, "a divine poet," according to Wood, translated, and paraphrastically dilated, Ecclesiastes, whereunto he added sundry Christian passions, contayned in two hundred sonnets: printed for R. Field, 1597, 4to. Wood says, he also translated sundry psalms of David "as briefly and significantly as the scope of the text will suffer;" printed in the same year. A laudatory sonnet by Henrie Lok, was prefix'd to the Poeticall exercises of K. James, 1591. H. L. author of The legend of Orpheus and Eurydice, 1597, 16mo. is, doubtless, the same person.