1847 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Michael Drayton

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



The works of this poet, who was born in 1563, and died in 1631, were published, partly in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, and partly in that of King James. The extracts in this volume are from his poems entitled "David," and "Noah." Drayton enjoyed a high degree of popularity during the greater part of his long life, and his name is still regarded with a high degree of respect. His principal works are the "Poly-Olbion," "Ideas," "The Barons' Wars," and "England's Heroical Epistles," allll of which are remarkable for historical research, extensive knowledge, and correctness of versification.