1845 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Middleton

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



MIDDLETON was a celebrated writer in the reign of Elizabeth. His productions are chiefly secular, but he wrote "The Wisdome of Solomon paraphrased," from which our extracts are derived. This volume was published in 1597, and was dedicated to Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex.