1730 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Abraham Fraunce

Alexander Pope to Joseph Spence, November 1730; in Spence, Anecdotes, ed. Osborn (1966) 1:181.



As to poets, he [Pope] mentioned beside the former ignotos, Heath, William Habington, Esq. (third edition, 1640), Abraham Fraunce, high in Queen Elizabeth's time, and another hexameter translator of Ovid's Metamorphosis (Stanyhurst), and Walter Map, Archdeacon of Oxford, rather before Richard II's time.