1845 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir John Harington

Edward Farr, in Select Poetry chiefly devotional of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth (1845) xvii.



SIR JOHN HARINGTON was one of the most noted characters in the reign of Elizabeth, as a courtier and a man of wit. His poems are chiefly of a secular character; but some few of his minor pieces have a moral and religious tendency, and among them are a few versions of selected psalms.