1680 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Browne of Tavistock

John Aubrey, in Brief Lives, 1669-1696; ed. Clark (1898) 1:130.



The earle of Carnarvon does not remember Mr. Brown, and I ask't his lordship lately again if any of his servants doe: he assures me no.

[Andrew Clarke's note: "The inquiry was made of Charles Dormer, second earl of Carnarvon. William Browne, author of Britannia's Pastorals, had been tutor in 1624 to Robert Dormer (created earl of Carnarvon in 1628) in Exeter College."]