1699 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Edmund Waller

Charles Gildon, in Lives and Characters of the English Dramatick Poets (1699) 145.



This Gentleman was of a good Family, and Estate, the last uncommon with so good a Poet: he was belov'd by all that knew him, for his personal Merit and Affability, as well as admir'd for his Poetry. He died about Eight Years since.