1847 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Simion Grahame

Edward Farr, in Select Poetry, chiefly sacred, of the Reign of King James the First (1847) xiii.



SIMION GRAHAME was the son of Archibald Grahame, a burgess of Edinburgh. He was born about 1570, and was indebted for a liberal education to King James VI. of Scotland. After he left school he successively became a traveller, soldier, and courtier. In the beginning of the next century he returned from his travels, and in 1604 dedicated to his early patron, then king of England, a small collection of poems under the title of "A Passionate Sparke of a relenting minde." He also wrote a work entitled "Passionado," and another of prose interspersed with poetry, denominated "The Anatomie of Humours." He died in 1614.