1820 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. John Donne

John Payne Collier, in Poetical Decameron (1820) 1:155.



ELLIOT. But you are wandering: how do you show that Dr. Donne wrote the his satires before 1597, the date of Bishop Hall's work?

BOURNE. By a manuscript copy of his three first satires preserved in the British Museum (among the Harl. MS. No. 5110): it is entitled Ihon Dunne his Satires. Anno Dominie 1593; of the authenticity, as well as of the correctness of the date of this document, I imagine, there can be no doubt.