1720 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Abraham Fraunce

Giles Jacob, in Historical Account of the Lives and Writings of our most considerable English Poets (1720) 57-58.



This Poet imitated Latin Measure in English verse, but 'tis no wonder he is followed by so few, since it by no means becomes either the English, or any other Modern Language. He wrote a Pastoral intitled, The Countess of Pembroke's IVY CHURCH. Also, the Countess of Pembroke's EMANUEL; A Poem on The Nativity, Passion, Burial, and Resurrection of CHRIST. With certain Psalms of DAVID, all in English Hexameters; and likewise began a translation of HELIODORUS'S ETHOPICK History, in the same kind of Verse. He died about the beginning of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth.