1781 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Richard Carew

Thomas Warton, in History of English Poetry (1774-81; 1840) 3:392.



Fairfax is commonly supposed to be the first translator of Tasso. But in 1593, was licensed A booke called Godfrey of Bolloign an heroycall poem of S. Torquato Tasso, Englished by R. C. [Carew] esquire. In consequence of this version, appeared the next year An enterlude entituled Godfrey of Bolloigne with the Conquest of Jersusalem. Hall in his Satires published in 1597, enumerating among the favorite stories of his time, such as, Saint George, Brutus, king Arthur, and Charlemagne, "What were his knights did SALEM'S SIEGE maintayne," to which he immediately adds Ariosto's Orlando.