1690 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir Thomas Herbert

Anthony Wood, in Athenae Oxonienses (1690-91; 1721) 2:588.



In the month of May 1647, he [James Harrington] with Tho. Herbert, were admitted Grooms of the Bed-chamber to the said King then at Holdenby in Northamptonshire, upon the dismissing first of some of his old Servants, and secondly upon the desire of the Commissioners, they being ordered so to do by the Parliament. His Majesty, it seems, had taken notice, that those two Persons had followed the Court since his coming from Newcastle: and being satisfied with the report he had received concerning them, as to their Sobriety and good Education, was willing to receive them into his Service to wait upon his Person in his Bed-chamber, with Mr. Jam. Maxwell, and Mr. Patrick Maule (afterwards Earl of Penmaure in Scotland) who were then the only Persons of the Bed-chamber that were remaining....