1751 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir John Davies

Thomas Birch, "Life of Spenser" in Faerie Queene (1751) 1:xxv.



Sir JOHN DAVIS, whose Discovery of the true Causes why Ireland was never intirely subdued is as justly esteem'd as his Poem on Human Nature and the Soul of Man, was as finish'd a Writer in Prose, as in Poetry.