1895 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir John Davies

Oliver Elton, in Introduction to Michael Dratyon (1895) 13n.



That Olcon, whom Drayton had praised, who had forsaken him and verse, and who (Shep. Sirena, 1627) jealously persecutes Drayton his superior, is Sir John Davies, I see no proof, either in the omission of Davies' name from Ep. to Reynolds, or in anything else. Many names are thus omitted. But Olcon is certainly some real poet as yet unidentified.