1840 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Smith

Thomas Park, in Thomas Warton, History of English Poetry (1840) 3:325n.



Smith's Chloris, or the complaint of the passionate despised Shepheard, was printed by Bollifant in 1596, and contains the poem of Corin's dreame, reprinted in England's Helicon. The publication consists of fifty sonnets, and is inscribed to the "most excellent and learned shepheard Collin Cloute;" i.e. Spenser, who appears to have been instrumental in promoting their publication, and to have become a voluntary patron of the author. A copy of verses by W. S. is prefixed to Grange's Golden Aphroditis, 1577. See Cens. Lit. v. 114.