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The Passionate Pilgrim on whose title-page Shakespeare
appears as the author. At an early age Barnfield gave
up authorship and retired to the country.
If Music and Sweet Poetry Agree.
BEAUMONT, Francis (1586-1616). Descended from the ancient
and noble family of the name whose residence was at
Grace-Dieu in Leicestershire. Educated gentleman-
commoner of Broadgate's Hall (now Pembroke College),
Oxford. He became a member of the Inner Temple after
leaving college, but is supposed not to have become very
profoundly versed in the principles of jurisprudence.
Ralph, the May-Lord..
The Bridal Song.
Master Francis Beaumont's Letter to Ben Jonson.
No Medicine to Mirth...
On the Tombs in Westminster Abbey.
BEAUMONT, Sir John (1583-1627), An elder brother of the
celebrated dramatist. Entered a gentleman-commoner at
Broadgate's Hall (now Pembroke College), Oxford, 1596.
Anthony Wood ascribes to him The Crown of Thorns,
a poem in eight books never printed. His son gave his
father's writings to the world under the title of Bos.
worth's Field, with a taste of the Variety of Other Poems,
Of His Dear Son, Gervase.
Best, CHARLES (A. 1602), was a contributor to Francis Davi.
son's Poetical Rhapsody, by which connection alone his
name is known. To the first edition he contributed two
pieces, A Sonnet to the Sun, and A Sonnet to the Moon.
To the third edition in 1611, he contributed An Epitaph
on Henry Fourth, the Last French King, An Epitaph on
Queen Elizabeth, Union's Jewell, A Panegyrick to My
Sovereign Lord the King, and some few other less
Bolton, EDMUND (1575-1633), first appeared as an author in
1600, when he was associated with Sidney, Spenser, Raleigh,
and other poets as a contributor to England's Helicon. His
chief distinction is as historian and antiquarian. Ritson
describes him a “ profound scholar and eminent
critic," while in the opinion of Hunter he stands as an
antiquarian beside Camden, Selden, and Spelman. Early
in life Bolton formed an acquaintance with Camden,
and made extensive travels in England and Ireland in
Boyd, Mark ALEXANDER (1563-1601). Born in Galloway,
Ścotland. Educated at Glasgow University and in France,
studying Civil Law at Bruges. His youth was character:
ized by roistering adventures, and he served some time as
a soldier in the service of Henry III. of France. He
was known as an eminent Greek and Latin scholar, and
achieved distinction as an authority in International Law.
Returning to Scotland after many years abroad, in 1595
he became tutor to the Earl of Cassilis and died at
Penkill. His chief work was entitled Epistolæ, Heroides
et Hymni; he left besides many unpublished manu:
which are preserved in the Advocates' Library, Edin.
BRETON, NICHOLAS (1545-1626). Born it is supposed in London.
His father was a successful merchant who had amassed
a large fortune and considerable property. It is not posi-
tively known that Breton was a university man, though
several references in his works indicate that he was in
attendance at Oriel College, Oxford. The facts of the
poet's life are very scanty, and he does not seem to have
associated much with the great contemporary group of
poets; yet it is known that he enjoyed a long and intimate
friendship with the Countess of 'Pembroke, who, being
an ardent Protestant, was in sy'mpathy with the poet's
religious attacks against Romanism in his prose tracts.
Breton a regular contributor to the poetical collec-
tions of his age, and his poetical fame induced an enter-
prising publisher, Richard Jones, to issue two miscellanies
under his name: Breton's Bowre of Delights, 1591, and
The Arbor of Amorous Devices, 1597. Beside a long list
of volumes of poetry he was the author of a number of
Fairest, When by the Rules of Palmistry.
Song of the Siren..
Down in a Valley, by a Forest's Side.
In Obitum M S, X. Maij, 1614.
Let No Bird Sing....
CAMPION, THOMAS (1567 ?-1619);,. Educated at Cambridge and
Gręy's Inn. His first publication was Latin Epigrams,
1594. Between 1601 and 1617 he published four Song
Books, for which he wrote, in greater part, both words
and music; in one, however, he collaborated with Philip
Rosseter. In 1602 he issued his Observations in the
Art of English Poesy, in which he censured the "vulgar
and inartificial custom of riming," making an effort in
this to prove that English poetry was faulty in not fol-
lowing the classics. This drew from Samuel Daniel a
response which ably refuted Campion's theory. With
Shakespeare and Herrick, he is, however, one of the
finest lyrists of Elizabethan poetry.
Advice to a Girl....
Vivamus Mea Lesbia, Atque Amemus.
A Hymn in Praise of Neptune.
Love Me or Not..
Were My Heart as Some Men's Are.
In Imagine Pertransit Homo.
Think'st Thou to Seduce Me Then
Shall I Come, Sweet Love, to Thee.
There Is None, O. None but You..
Change and Fate..
Whether Men Do Laugh or Weep.
0 Crudelis Amor..
Now Winter Nights Enlarge.
Hark, All You Ladies..
Sleep, Angry Beauty, Sleep.
To Music Bent Is My Retired Mind.
O Come Quickly
* Carew, Thomas (1598-1638), was an Oxford man who was
fonder of “roving after hounds and hawks" than dili.
gently pursuing his studies. He entered the diplomatic
service, and, attracting the attention of Charles I., be.
came cupbearer in ordinary and gentleman to the privy
chamber to that monarch. He was the intimate asso.
ciate of Suckling. and Davenant.
Know, Celia, Since Thou Art So Proud.
The Unfading Beauty
If the Quick Spirits in Your Eye...
To His Inconstant Mistress..
On the Lady Mary Villiers.
An Elegy upon the Death of Doctor Donne.
CARTWRIGHT, WILLIAM (1611-1643), became a writer of plays
while yet an undergraduate at Oxford, though a priest
in orders after 1638.
one of the
“ Tribe of Ben,” and his works, published posthumously,
contained many pages of commendatory verses by his
associates, among whom were Jasper Mayne, Alexander
Brome, and Sherburne.
On the Queen's Return from the Low Countries.'
On a Virtuous Young Gentlewoman That Died Suddenly.. 660
CHAPMAN, GEORGE (1560-1634). Supposed to have been a
native of Kent, was entered at 17, Trinity College, Cam-
bridge, where he became distinguished for his knowl-
edge of Greek and Latin authors. Leaving college he
became intimate with Shakespeare, Spenser, and Dray-
ton, and other eminent poets. He is best known by
his translation of Homer, the first into English.
Muses that Sing.....
CHETTLE, HENRY (15627-1607?). Publisher, pamphleteer,
and playwright. In 1592 he edited Greene's Groats-
worth of Wit, which contained some slighting allusions
to Shakespeare, for which he apologized later in his
Robin Hood's Dirge.
CHRIST CHURCH MS.
CONSTABLE, HENRY (1562-1613). Educated at Oxford, taking
his bachelor's degree at St. John's College, Cambridge.
In 1584, appeared his best known work, Diana, and the
excellent conceitful sonnets of H. C.
Damelus' Song of His Diaphenia..
My Lady's Presence Makes the Roses Red
To Saint Katherine..
On the Death of Sir Philip Sidney.
CORBET, RICHARD, Bishop of Oxford and Norwich (1582-
1635). Educated at Broadgate's Hall and Christ Church,
Oxford; was made Dean of Christ Church, 1627; Bishop
of Oxford, 1629, and translated to Norwich, 1632. In
1613 appeared his Journey into France; Certain Elegant
Poems, 1647; and in 1648, Poetical Stromata, or Pieces
As When the Tinte ath Been.
Wishes for Vin..
CRASHAW, RICHARD (1613-1650). Educated at Cambridge.
In 1643, with five others, fellows of Peterhouse, Crashaw
lost his fellowship because he refused to take the oath
of the Solemn League and Covenant. Entering the
priesthood of the Roman Catholic Church, he was recom-
mended to Rome by Queen Henrietta. He died soon
after he became beneficiary of the Basilica Church of
Our Lady of Loreto.
Wishes to His Supposed Mistress..
Verses from the Shepherd's Hymn.
Upon the Book and Picture of the Seraphical Saint
A Hymn to the Name and Honour of the Admirable Saint
An Epitaph upon Husband and Wife.
Daniel, John (?-1625), was one of the Court musicians of
Charles I. Little is known of him except that he was
the publisher of his brother's (Samuel Daniel) works
in 1623. He published Songs for the Lute, Viol, and
Why Canst Thou Not.
What Delight Can They Enjoy..
If I Could Shut the Gate against My Thoughts..
Daniel, SAMUEL (1562-1619), was at one time tutor to Lady