1602 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Richard Vennar

John Manningham, November 1602; in Diary, ed. Bruce (1868) 82.



Vennar, a gent. of Lincolnes, who had lately playd a notable cunnicatching tricke, and gulled many under couller of a play to be of gent. and reverns, comming to the court since in a blacke suit, bootes and golden spurres without a rapier, one told him he was not well suited; the golden spurres and his brazen face uns[suited?].