1845 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Warner

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



WILLIAM WARNER wrote "Albion's England: a continued Historie of the same Kingdome, from the Originals of the first Inhabitants thereof: and most the chiefe alterations and accidents there hapning unto, and in the happie raigne of out now most gracious Soveraigne, Queene Elizabeth. With varietie of inventive and historicall intermixtures." This elaborate poem, which exhibits a view of the secular and ecclesiastical events in English history, was first published in 1592. It scarcely admits of extract, but the stanzas here given may shew the talent of the poet, and the nature of his poetry. The ninth book is devoted to the exposure of popery and the horrors of the Spanish Inquisition.