1836 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Randolph

Richard Cattermole, in Sacred Poetry of the Seventeenth Century (1836) 2:179.



This poet is memorable as the adopted son of Jonson. His genius and acquirements, at an early age, held forth promises of literary eminence, which were frustrated by a premature death. In his remains we find traces equally evident of poetic taste and fancy, and of licentious and immoral habits. Randolph wrote several dramatic pieces — of which two, "Amyntas, or the impossible Dowry," and "The Muses' Looking Glass," are printed with his miscellaneous poems.