1740 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Edmund Bolton

Anonymous, in Biographia Britannica (1740-66) 2:849.



An ingenious writer, and Antiquarian, in the beginning of the XVIIth century, was a retainer to the great George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, under whom he enjoyed some office. He was a Roman Catholick: and distinguished himself by his several curious writings.