1699 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

George Chapman

Charles Gildon, in Lives and Characters of the English Dramatick Poets (1699) 18.



This Poet Flourished in the latter part of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth and King James I. He was received among the formost of the Poetick Writers of that Age, for his Translations, as well as Original Writings. He joyn'd with Ben. Johnson and Marston, in the Composing one Play call'd, Eastward Hoe. He also Translated all Homer, Hesiod, and Musaeus, which Works were esteemed well done in that Infancy of Translation: His Plays which follow, are 18 in Number.