1747 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas May

Anonymous, in Biographia Britannica (1747-66) 5:3070.



Soon after the Restoration, and before May had rested unmolestedly eleven years in his grave, his body, among others, which had been buried in the abbey during the civil wars, and were now thought to have usurped the place of more loyal and deserving persons, was by order digged up, and buried in a large pit belonging to St. Margaret's Church adjacent, at the back door of the Prebendaries lodgings, on the 12th of September 1661. His monument at that time being taken down, was thrown aside, and, in the room of it, was afterwards erected that of Dr Thomas Triplet, anno 1670.