1820 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Vallans

John Payne Collier, in Poetical Decameron (1820) 1:127.



W. Vallens, who in 1590 printed a blank verse work, called A Tale of Two Swannes, relating to part of the river Lee, its origin, &c. was a better poet and chose a better subject [than Thomas Heywood in Elizibetha Triumphans]: a short specimen is quoted in the last volume of Restituta, p. 444., and the whole is inserted in Vol. V. of Hearne's Leland's Itinerary, so that we need not detain ourselves by an examination of what is so easily accessible.