1845 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Bodenham

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



JOHN BODENHAM is not introduced into these pages as a poet, but as the compiler of "Belvedere, or the Garden of the Muses; which is a collection of sentences from most of the principle poets, living and dead, which are arranged in the form of poems." An address to the reader is prefixed, in which there is a statement of the authors from whose works the extracts have been made; but the extracts are so arranged as to make them appear as the original compositions of the compiler.