1820 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Robert Allott

John Payne Collier, in Poetical Decameron (1820) 1:17.



BOURNE. Robt. Allot is a joint sonnetteer with E. Guilpin before Markham's Devereux, 1597. They were probably friends, and though Guilpin's name occurs in no other book, he is not unfrequently quoted in England's Parnassus. This affords some slight confirmation that Allot was the compiler of it.

MORTON. I have often regretted that in the late fine reprint of it, the works of the various authors were not appended to their names.

BOURNE. That would be no easy undertaking at this distance of time; besides, it sometimes happens that lines are assigned to one author, that, in fact, belong to another.