1776 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Dr. William Coward

John Nichols, Note in Original Works of William King (1776) 1:237n.



Dr. William Coward, born in 1656, after some years practice at Northampton, settled at London as a physician in 1693. He translaated "Absolom and Achitophel" into Latin verse in 1682; and was "schooled" for it in his College (Hart Hall). The same poem was afterwards translated by Atterbury and Hickman with better success.