1812 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Browne of Tavistock

Samuel Egerton Brydges and Joseph Haslewood, in British Bibliographer 3 (1812) xvii.



William Browne, author of "Britannia's Pastorals," 1613, 1616 &c. Born at Tavistock, in Devonshire, about 1590; supposed to have died in 1645. He has one poem at the end of this Collection [England's Helicon], p. 239. It has the same pastoral merit as those on which his fame is founded.