The History of English Poetry from the Close of the Eleventh to the Commencement of the Eighteenth Century; To Which Are Prefixed Three Dissertations 1. of the Origin of Romantic Fiction in Europe, 2. on the Introduction of Volume 4
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1824 edition. Excerpt: ...Hall, Feb. 25, 1576. Recisrn. B. fol. 138. a. To John Sheppard. " Waller Haddon's Poznan, containing a great number of metrical Latin cpitaphs, were collected, and published with his LIFE, and verses at his death, by Giles Fletcher and others, in 1576. See T. Baker' s Letters to bishop Tanner, MS. Bibl. Bodl.-And by Hatcher, I567. 4t0. Kendall translated his Precepts of Wedlocke from the Latin poems of Haddon: they may be seen in Mr. Ellis's Specimens, vol. ii.--Pam. John Pnrklmrst, bishop of Norwich, R great reformer, published, LUDIIJRA S szu EPIGBAMMATA.1uv1mn.m, Lond1572. 4t/.1. Also, Erionauruvra Seam, Lond. 1560. 8vo. He died in 1574-. See Wilson's Collection of EHTAPHIA on Charles and Henry Brandon, Loud. 1552. 'l Kendall is mentioned among the English EPXOBAMMATISIS by Meres, ubi supr. fol. 274. The first line is, " Borbon in France bears bell awaie." That is, Nicholas Borbonius, whose Nuom, or Latin Epigrams, then celebrated, have great elegance. But Joachim du Bellai made this epigram on the Title: . 2 Meres, in his Wrrs Tnansuav, mentions doctor Johnson, as the translator of Homei-'s BATRACHOMUOMACHY, and /Vatson of Sophocles's ANTIGONE, but with such ambiguity, that it is diflicult to determine from his words whether these versions are in Latin or English '. That no reader may be misled, I observe here, that Christopher Johnson, a celebrated headmaster of Winchester school, afterwards a physician, translated Homer's Faoas AND MICE into Latin hexameters, which appeared in quarto, at London, in 15805. Thomas Watson, author of a HUNDRED Sommrs, or the passionate century qf Love, published a Latin ANTIGONE in 1581'. The latter publication, however, shews at this time an...
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