1847 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Dekker

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



THOMAS DEKKER was a dramatic writer of the reign of King James. Like most of the poets of his age, however, he sometimes touched on holier themes, and the extracts annexed, which are taken from a rare poem entitled "Dekker's Dream," and which was published in 1620, is dedicated "to the truly accomplished gentleman, and worthy deserver of all men's loves, Endymion Porter."