1675 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir Walter Raleigh

Edward Phillips, in Theatrum Poetarum (1675) 2:233.



Sir Walter Raleigh a Person both sufficiently known in History, and by his History of the World, and seems also by the Character given him by the aforementioned author of the Art of English Poetry [Puttenham], to have express't himself more a Poet then the little we have extant of his Poetry, seems to import: for ditty and Amorous Ode, saith he, I find Sir Walter Raleigh's Vein most lofty, insolent and passionate.