1815 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Freeman

Philip Bliss, in Athenae Oxonienses (1815) 2:156.



Freeman's Epigrams are so extremely rare, that except a copy in the late Mr. Brand's collection, and that in the Bodleian, I know not where to refer to one. On this account I have ventured to give the following extracts. His best piece, in praise of Cornwall, has been already published by Ellis in his Specimens of Early English Poetry, iii. 113: some of his shorter will be found in the Censura Literaria, iv. 129, &c., and one, displaying the increase of London in the year 1614, in Warton's Hist. of Eng. Poetry, iv. 74.