1859 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir Aston Cokayne

David Masson, in Life of John Milton (1859-94; 1965) 6:297.



He had been a friend of Sir Kenelm Digby, and had turned Roman Catholic, like that knight; for which, and for his Royalism, he had not escaped trouble. During the Commonwealth and Protectorate he had lived chiefly among his books on an estate of his in Warwickshire, known as the author of a masque, published in 1639, a translation of an Italian romance published in 1654, a comedy, published in 1657, and a tragi-comedy and miscellaneous poems and epigrams, published together in 1658.