1847 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Rowlands

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



SAMUEL ROWLANDS was a writer both in the reign of Queen Elizabeth and in that of King James. In the latter reign he published thirteen different volumes, chiefly secular. The extract in these pages is derived from "Diogenes Lanthorne," which he published in 1607, and which consists of Fables with morals having a religious or virtuous tendency. The stanzas are a portion of a moral derived from the conversation of Diogenes with Alexander.