1790 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Richard Brathwait

William Cole, Collectanea for Athenae Cantabrigienses, 1780 ca.; Restituta or ... English Literature Revived 3 (1815) 66.



V. Ath. Ox. vol. ii. p. 516, 627.

I have his Survey of History, which is pedantic. By Ric. Brathwaite, Esq. Oxon. Lond. 4, 1638. The frontispiece is curious and emblematical, with his head by Wm. Marshall, an. aetat. 48. 1638. Short hair, picked beard and whiskers, rough face and stern, falling laced band, round the oval, partly covered by a curtain, is this inscription: — "Theatrum Mundus, aerium Tempus Historiae Thesaurus." The whole title of his book is: — A Survey of History; or, a Nursery for Gentry: contrived and comprised in an intermixed Discourse upon historical or poetical Relations. By Ric. Brathwaite, Esq, Oxon. London, printed by N. and John Okes, 1639. 4to. It is dedicated to Hen. Wriothesley, Earl of Southampton: and a 2nd to Elizabeth Countess Dowager of Southampton. Contains 415 pages. Print the best part of my purchase of the book, which cost me 1s. 6d. in 1779.