1781 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Rowlands

Thomas Warton, in History of English Poetry (1774-81; 1840) 3:458n.



He praises Tarleton the comedian, for his part of the Clowne, and his Clownishe "sloppe," Epigr. 30. and Pope for his part of the Clowne. Sat. iv. Singer the player is also mentioned. Ibid. One Samuel Rowlands, I know not if the same [as the author of Letting Humours Blood], has left in verse, The betraying of Christ, Judas in despair, The Seven wounds of our Saviour on the crosse, with other poems on the Passion, dedicated to sir Nicholas Walsh, knight, 1598, for Adam Islip, in quarto. Under the same name I have seen other religious poems, rather later. See Percy's Ball. iii. 177.