ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Sir John Davies
Anonymous, MSS. Sloan. 1489. 1889. 1947, ca. 1610; in Warton, History of English Poetry, ed. Park (1840) 3:466n.
Sir John Davies:
1598: Thomas Bastard
1598: Rev. John Marston
1610 ca.: Anonymous
1611: John Davies of Hereford
1611 ca.: John Davies of Hereford
1625: Sir John Harington
1697: Nahum Tate
1751: Rev. Thomas Birch
1773: Rev. John Langhorne
1799: William Seward
1800: Dr. Nathan Drake
1801: George Ellis
1804: Isaac D'Israeli
1819: William Hazlitt
1819: Thomas Campbell
1826: Richard Ryan
1834: Robert Aris Willmott
1836: Richard Cattermole
1837: Henry Hallam
1845: Edward Farr
1860: George Gilfillan
1866: John Payne Collier
1880: Mary A. Ward
1882: Epes Sargent
1895: Oliver Elton
Haiwood and Davis, I avouch your writt
Famous for art, invention, and witt.
In you itt seem'd, by each your learned scrowle,
Successively descended Martiall's soule.
Compared to you, wee sluttish are and fowle,
Fearing the light, like the deformed owle:
Our bastard eglets dare not see the sun
So boldly as your true-borne babes have donne.
Yet bee it knowne, wee dare look tow'rds the light,
Though not like you, nor in so great a height.