1780 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Edward Howard

John Nichols, in Select Collection of Poems (1780-84) 3:105n.



The honorable Edward Howard, by his poem called The British Princes, engaged the attention of by far the most eminent of his contemporaries; who played upon his vanity, as the wits of half a century before had done on that of Thomas Coriat, by writing extravagant compliments on his work. See Butler's verses, in the English Poets, vol. VII. p. 197; Waller's, vol. VIII. p. 179; Denham's, vol. IX. p. 143; Sprat's, in the same volume, p. 162; and the Duke of Dorset's, vol. XI. p. 187.