Josuah Sylvester

(c. 1563—1618) poet and translator

Related Overviews

Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas (1544—1590)

John Davies (1569—1626) lawyer and poet

Joseph Hall (1574—1656) bishop of Norwich, religious writer, and satirist

John Donne (1572—1631) poet and Church of England clergyman


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Literature


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

(c. 1563–1618),

a London merchant who translated into rhyming couplets The Divine Weeks and Works of Du Bartas (1592–1608). The edition of 1621 contained many of Sylvester's other works, including his poems in the important collection Lachrymae Lachrymarum (1613). This contained elegies by John Hall and Donne, among others, on Prince Henry, to whom Sylvester had attached himself.

Subjects: Literature.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.