1807 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Abraham Fraunce

William Beloe, in Anecdotes of Literature and Scarce Books 1 (1807) 292-93.



This very early writer lived in the time of Elizabeth. His production can hardly be called a play. It consists of a translation of Tasso's Aminta, which is interwoven in the body of a pastoral, entitled The Countess of Pembrokes Ivy Church. This is a most extremely rare piece. A copy at the sale of Mr. Dodd's books, produced 4. 7s.