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XIII. Robert Burton, John Barclay and John Owen


i. Biography, and Burton’s Library

MSS. Marshall, 132 (Bodleian), an early fourteenth century volume of Statuta Angliae, at one time in the possession of Burton’s ancestor, William Burton, who fell in the battle of Towton, 1461. It has been used for memoranda, and contains a pedigree of the Burton family, medical recipes and notes by Burton’s father.

The original will of Robert Burton, proved in May, 1640, in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, is now at Somerset house. (See, also, Stephen Jones’s Life of Burton in the 1800 edition of the Anatomy, and often in later reprints.)

MSS. Seld. supra 80 (Bodleian). Among the contents is “A Note of Mr. Robert Burton’s books, given to the Library by his Last Will and testament A° Dni. 1639.” The Bodleian contains many books with Burton’s autograph. In some, passages are marked by his pen. Those of his books which belong to the library of Christ Church have, through Osler’s liberality, been brought together and placed in a special case, with editions of the Anatomy.

Burton, William. Description of Leicester Shire, 1622, pp. 173–9. On the engraved title is a bird’s-eye view of Lindley, the house in which Robert Burton was born. The Brit. Mus. copy (at one time Peter le Neve’s) has MS. notes on the Burton pedigree.

Hearne, Thomas. His edit. of Benedictus, Abbas Petroburgensis, Oxford, 1735, Appendix ad Praefationem, pp. lv, lvi.

—— Reliquiae Hearnianae. Ed. Bliss, P. 2nd ed. Vols. I, 282; III, 113, 114–5. 1869.

Kennet, White. A Register and Chronicle. Vol. I (all published), 320. 1728.

Lluelyn, Martin. Elegie: On the Death of Master R. B., in Men-Miracles, with other Poemes by M. Ll., p. 124. Oxford, 1646.

Macray, W. D. Annals of the Bodleian Library, pp. 46, 90–92, 159. 1890.

Nichols. J. The History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester. Vols. III, 415–9, 557–9, 1137; IV, 635, 668. 1795–1811.

Thompson, H. L. Christ Church (College Histories, University of Oxford), pp. 245, 254. Oxford, 1898.

Wood, Anthony à. Athenae Oxonienses. Ed. Bliss, P. Vol. II, cols, 652–4. 1815.

—— Fasti Oxonienses. Ed. Bliss, P. Part I, cols. 296, 305, 357.

ii. Philosophaster, and Occasional Latin Verse

A MS. of Philosophaster was formerly in the possession of W. E. Buckley. Another is in Lord Mostyn’s library.

Philosophaster, Comoedia; Poemata adhuc sparsim edita, nunc in unum. collecta. Ed. Buckley, W. E. Roxburghe Club. Hertford, 1862. The poems had appeared in Academiae Oxoniensis Pietas erga Jacobum Regem, Oxford, 1603; Musa Hospitalis, Ecclesiae Christi, Oxon., Oxford, 1605; Justa Oxoniensium (in memory of Henry, Prince of Wales, London, 1612); Death Repealed, Verses on Lord Bayning, Oxford, 1638; and similar collections. Buckley did not give all Burton’s Latin verse. At the beginning of the 1617 ed. of Rider’s Dictionarie, corrected by Francis Holyoake, are some Latin elegiacs by Burton addressed to the editor.

An edition of Philosophaster by Bensly, E., is announced as in preparation in W. Bang’s Materialien zur Kunde des älteren Englischen Dramas (Louvain).

iii. The Anatomy of Melancholy

The Anatomy of Melancholy, What it is. With all the Kindes, Causes, Symptomes, Prognostickes, and Severall Cures of it. In Three Maine Partitions with their severall Sections, Members, and Subsections. Philosophically, Medicinally, Historically, Opened and Cut up. By Democritus Junior, With a Satyricall Preface, conducing to the following Discourse. Macrob. Omne meum, Nihil meum. 4to. Oxford, 1621. The next seven editions are in folio. The first edition of the Anatomy contains the Conclusion of the Author to the Reader, signed in Burton’s own name. Second ed., Oxford, 1624. Third (first with engraved frontispiece explained in English verses, and introductory poems in English and Latin), Oxford, 1628. Fourth, Oxford, 1632. Fifth (begun at Edinburgh and stopped by Burton’s printers), Oxford, 1638. Sixth, Oxford, 1651, and London, 1652. Seventh, 1660. Eighth (double columns), 1676. Editions of 1728 and 1738, mentioned in Watt’s Bibliotheca Britannica, appear to be imaginary. Ninth edition, 2 vols., 1800. For this reprint see Lamb, C., Detached thoughts on Books and Reading, and Coleridge, S. T., Letters, ed. by Coleridge, E. H., vol. I, 428. The 1800 ed. was reprinted several times, and so was that published in 1845.

The Anatomy of Melancholy. Ed. by Shilleto, A. R., with introduction by Bullen, A. H. 1893. Supplies many references, chiefly for quotations from well known authors. Text, apparently, from seventh ed. Reviewed in Academy, 15 Sept., 1894, by Robert Steele, also Athenæum, 6 Jan., 1894; Saturday Review, 17 Feb., 1894; Spectator, 6 Oct., 1894. Reprinted in 1896, etc.; with some corrections, 1904.

W. Aldis Wright has made a collation of all the editions from 1621 to 1676; his work is not yet published.

iv. The Anatomy of Melancholy abridged

Melancholy … Drawn chiefly from … Burton’s Anatomy of Melancholy. 1801. A careless reprint was published in 1824 and in 1827. Further eds., 1865, 1881.

v. Comment, Criticism and Imitation

Bensly, E. A hitherto unknown source of Montaigne and Burton. Athenæum, 5 Sept. 1908 (see 6 June and 13 June).

—— Burton’s Anatomy of Melancholy. N. & Q. Ser. IX, Vols. XI, XII; Ser. X, vols. I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, X. (Passages from earlier authors identified.)

—— Burton’s Anatomy of Melancholy. Presentation Copy of the First Edition. N. & Q. Ser. X, vols. VIII, XI.

—— Burton and Fletcher. N. & Q. Ser. X, vol. VI.

—— Burton and Jacques Ferrand. N. & Q. Ser. X, vol. XI.

—— The Scene of Burton’s Philosophaster. N. & Q. Ser. X, vol. XII.

—— The title of R. Burton’s Anatomy of Melancholy. Mod. Lang. Rev. vol. IV.

—— Theodorus Prodromus, John Barclay and Robert Burton. N. & Q. Ser. X, vol. XI.

Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, vol. XC, 323–342. Burton’s Anatomy of Melancholy.

Boswell, James. Life of Johnson. Ed. Hill, G. Birkbeck. Vols. II, 121, 440; III, 415. Oxford, 1887 ff.

Brown, T. E. Robert Burton (Causerie). New Review, vol. XIII (1895), 257–266. (A curiously perverse and unsympathetic treatment.)

Byron, Lord. Letters and Journals. Ed. Prothero, R. E. Vols. II, 383; V, 184, 392. 1898–1901. Poetry. Ed. Coleridge, E. H. Vol. II, 236. 1898–1904. Letters and Journals with notices of his life, by Moore, T. Vol. I, 98. 1830.

Dieckow, Fritz. John Florio’s Englische Übersetzung der Essais Montaigne’s und Lord Bacon’s [sic], Ben Jonson’s und Robert Burton’s Verhältnis zu Montaigne. Diss. Strassburg, 1903.

Ferriar, John. Illustrations of Sterne. 2nd ed. Vol. I, 82–120. 1812.

Fuller, Thomas. The Worthies of England. Part II, 134. 1662.

Greenwood, William. A[char] Or, A Description Of The Passion of Love. 1657.

Herring, Thomas (archbishop of Canterbury). Letters to William Duncombe, pp. 148–150. 1777. (Among the wits whom Herring thought to have been beholden to Burton were probably Swift, and possibly Addison. Compare No. 1 of the Spectator with the beginning of Democritus to the Reader.)

Johnson, Samuel. Letters. Ed. Hill, G. Birkbeck. Vol. I, 293, 383. Oxford, 1892.

Jusserand, J. J. Hist. lit. du peuple Angl. Part II, livr. 5, sect. 2, 873–9. Paris, 1894.

Keats, John. Poetical Works and other Writings. Ed. Forman, H. Buxton. Vol. II, 40. 1883. See, also, Complete Works, vol. III, 266–275, Glasgow, 1901; Marginal notes on B’s Anatomy of Melancholy, vol. II of ed. 1813.

Lake, Bernard. A General Introduction to Charles Lamb, together with a Special Study of his Relation to Robert Burton. Diss. 49–91. Leipzig, 1903.

Lamb, Charles. Curious Fragments, extracted from a Common-place Book which belonged to Robert Burton, the Famous Author of the Anatomy of Melancholy, in John Woodvil, A Tragedy, to which are added Fragments of Burton, the Author of the Anatomy of Melancholy. Reprinted with alterations in Lamb’s Works, 1818. See the Works of Charles and Mary Lamb, ed. by Lucas, E. V., vol. I, 31–36 and notes (an imitation of Burton, by Craigie, W. J.), 394–8, 1903–5.

—— Letters in Lucas’s Edition. Vol. VI, 159, 161, 173.

—— Essays of Elia, and Last Essays of Elia. Lucas’s ed., vol. II, 40, 67, 174. See, also, vols. I, 175, 452, and V, 27, 29.

Nichols, John. Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century. Vol. VI, 210. 1822.

IIEPIAMMA ’EIII[char]H’MION: Or, Vulgar Errours in Practice Censured. 1659. See N. & Q. Ser. X, vol. IV, 123. (J. T. Curry.)

Steevens, George. MS. notes in a 1632 copy of the Anatomy. See Nichols’s Leicestershire, III, pt. I, 558.

Toynbee, Paget. Dante in English Literature from Chaucer to Cary. Vol. I, 114–116. 1909.

Warton, Thomas, Poems upon several occasions … by John Milton. 2nd ed.; esp. 94–96. 1791.

Whibley, Charles. Literary Portraits. Robert Burton, pp. 251–288. 1904.


[At the end of P. A. Becker’s article (see below, iv) is a general bibliography of Barclay’s works, translations of his works, and productions that have been attributed to him on dubious grounds. See, also, pp. 34 and 114, 115 of the same essay. Dukas (see below, iv) supplies a bibliography of Euphormio; Collignon, one of Icon Animorum in his Le Portrait des Esprits de Jean Barclay, and one of Argenis in his Notes sur l’Argenis. The fullest and best bibliography of the last work is to be found in John Barclay’s Argenis, by Schmid, K. F. The following select list is necessarily based in great part on these authorities.]

i. Biography

(A useful summary of the original sources for Barclay’s life and a list of later biographical works and articles is given by Becker, pp. 109–111 and 114, 115.)

Abram, Nicolas. Historia Universitatis et Collegii Mussipontani quam conscripsit P. Abram S.J. ab institutione ad annum 1650. In MS. A copy is in the municipal library at Nancy, another in the library at Epinal. A French translation of the parts dealing with John Barclay and Euphormio is printed on pp. 9–21 of Collignon’s Notes sur l’Euphormion.

Bayle, Pierre. Dictionnaire historique et critique. (For a criticism of the article on Jean Barclai see R. Garnett’s life of J. B. in the D. of N B.).

Bugnot, Louis Gabriel. Joannis Barclaii Vita in Bugnot’s ed. of Argenis. Leyden, 1659.

Dalrymple, Sir David (Lord Hailes). Sketch of the life of John Barclay. 1786.

Gassendi, Pierre. Vita Peireskii. 1655.

Irving, David. Lives of Scottish Authors. Vol. I, 371–384. Edinburgh, 1839.

Mackenzie, George. The Lives and Characters of the most eminent Writers of the Scots nation. Vol. III, 476. Edinburgh, 1822.

Ménage, Gilles. Vita Petri Aerodii. Paris, 1675.

Peiresc, Nicolas Claude Fabri de. Lettres. Ed. by Larroque, Ph. Timizey de. Vol. VII. Paris, 1898.

Scaliger, J. J. Epistres françoises de M. J. J. de la Scala. Harderwyck, 1624. Three letters by Barclay on pp. 15, 198, 361.

Thorie, Ralph. In obitum Jo. Barclaii Elegia. Signed R. Th. 1621.

Tomasinus, J. Ph. Elogia. 1644.

Urbain, Charles. Apropos de J. de Barclay. In the Bulletin du Bibliophile, 1891, pp. 315–330 (contains some hitherto unpublished letters of Barclay from the Bibliothèque Nationale).

References to Barclay are found in Isaac Casaubon’s Ephemerides (where we have a glimpse of Barclay in England), the epistolae of J. J. Scaliger, Grotius, Claude Morisot and elsewhere. For a mention of Barclay in Gilbert Gaulmin’s ed. of Theodorus Prodromus, see N. & Q. Ser. X, vol. XI, 101.

ii. Works

Euphormionis Lusinini Satyricon. (London?), 1603. (See Dukas, p. 29. No copy of this edition is known to exist.)

Euphormionis Lusinini Satyricon nunc primùm recognitum, emendatum, et varijs in locis auctum. Paris, 1605.

Euphormionis Lusinini Satyricon Pars Secunda Nunc primum in lucem edita. Paris, 1607.

Both parts of Euphormio and Apologia were first published together, with separate titles and pagination, in 1610–11 (s.l.). These three, with Icon Animorum, were first published together in 1616 (s.l.) in the same way. The 1628 (Rouen) ed. first added pt. V (Morisot’s continuation) which had appeared separately in 1625; the annotated edition of Bugnot with pt. VI (Aletophilus Castigatus) was published in 1674 (Leyden).

The Clavis is first found in the editions of 1623.

Euphormionis Satyrici Apologia Pro Se. Paris, 1610.

In Phaethonta Gallicum (signed I. B.). Paris.

In P. Statii Papinii The baidos libros IIII commentarii et in totidem sequentes notae, cum argumentis. Pont-à-Mousson, 1601.

Ioannis Barclaii Argenis. Parisiis, Apvd Nicolavm Bvon, in via Iacobaea, sub signis S. Claudij, & Hominis Siluestris. MDCXXI.

The Elzevir ed. of 1627 (Leyden) is the first that contains Discursus in Io. Barclaii Argenidem (Clavis). The Elzevir of 1630 (Leyden) is the first that contains Discursus de Autore Scripti (Schmid, pp. 13–17).

For Tabula Nominum fictorum, see Schmid, pp. 9 and 16, 17.

Io Barclaii Argenis. Nunc primum Illustrata. Leyden, 1659. (The notes are by Bugnot.)

Joannis Barclaii Icon Animorum. 1614.

Johannis Barclaii Pietas, sive publica regum ac principum, et privata Guil. Barclaii sui parentis defensio adversus Roberti S. R. E. Card. Bellarmini Tractatum. Paris, 1612. (Replied to by Andreas Eudaemon-Joannes in Epistola Monitoria ad Joannem Barclaium Guillelmi filium. Cologne, 1613.)

Paraenesis ad Sectarios. Rome, 1617.

Poematum Libri Duo. 1615. (Dedicated to prince Charles.)

Poematum Libri II cum l. III ex Argenide. Cologne, 1626.

Preface to William Barclay’s De Potestate Papae, an et quaten us in reges et principes sæculares jus et imperium habet (printed in London, some copies s.l., some with imprint of Pont-à-Mousson). 1609. (Bellarmine attacked this work in Tractatus de Potestate summi Pontificis in temporalibus adversus Gulielmum Barclaium.)

Regi Jacobo primo, carmen gratulatorium, auct. Joanne Barclaio. Paris, 1603. (See Becker, p. 36.)

Series Patefacti Divinitus Parricidii in Ter maximum Regem regnumque Britanniae cogitati et instructi: Nonis IXbribus MDCV. Illo ipso novembri Scripta, nunc demum edita. Printed at the end of the 1628 (Amsterdam) ed. of Euphormio.

Sylvae. 1606. (Dedicated to Christian IV of Denmark.)

According to Fr. Pona (Life of Barclay in his Italian trans. of Argenis), Barclay left in MS. De Bello sacro, dealing with the same subject as Tasso’s Gerusalemme, and some pages of a History of Europe.

iii. Translations into English

Argenis. A trans. by Ben Jonson was entered at Stationers’ hall, 2 Oct., 1623.

Barclay His Argenis: Or, The Loves of Poliarchus and Argenis: Faithfully translated out of Latine into English, By Kingsmill Long, Gent. 1625 and 1636. (The verse is by May.)

John Barclay His Argenis, Translated out of Latine into English: The Prose upon His Majesties Command: By Sir Robert Le Grys, Knight: And the Verses by Thomas May, Esquire. 1629. (Southey’s copy with MS. notes by Coleridge is in the Brit. Mus.)

Icon Animorum. The Mirrour of Mindes, Englished by Thomas May. 1633.

The Adventures of Poliarchus And Argenis. Translated from the Latin of John Barclay. By the Revd. Mr. John Jacob. Dublin, 1734. (For this English abridgment of Argenis, not mentioned in the bibliographies of Barclay, see Bensly, E., Mod. Lang. Rev. vol. IV, 392–5.)

The Phoenix; or, the History of Polyarchus and Argenis, translated from the Latin, By a Lady. 4 vols. London and York, 1772. (By Clara Reeve.)

(For translations of Argenis in other languages, and continuations, see Schmid, K. F. For dramatisations, see Collignon. For translations of Euphormio and Icon Animorum, see Dukas.)

iv. Criticism, etc.

Becker, Ph. Aug. Johann Barclay, 1582–1621. Zeitschrift für vergleichende Litteraturgeschichte, Neue Folge, Band XV, 33–118. Berlin, 1903.

Boucher, Léon. De Joannis Barclaii Argenide. Paris, 1874.

Censura Euphormionis auctore Anonymo. Paris, 1620. (Pierre Musnier’s Censura Censurae Euphormionis in same vol.)

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor. Literary Remains. Vol. I, 255–258. 1836.

Collignon, Albert. Le Portrait des Esprits (Icon animorum) de Jean Barclay. Nancy, 1906. (Extrait des Mémoires de l’Académie de Stanislas, 1905–6.) (On pp. 68, 69 is a list of Ouvrages relatifs à l’Icon animorum.)

—— Note complémentaire sur l’Argenis. Appendix to C.’s Le Portrait des Esprits de J. B.

—— Notes Historiques, Littéraires et Bibliographiques sur l’Argenis de Jean Barclay. (Extrait des Mémoires de l’Académie de Stanislas, 1901–2.) Paris and Nancy, 1902.

—— Notes sur l’Euphormion de Jean Barclay. (Extrait des Annales de l’Est.) Nancy, 1901.

Dukas, Jules. Etude Bibliographique et Littéraire sur le Satyricon de Jean Barclay. Paris, 1880.

Dupond, Albert. L’Argénis de Barclai. Étude Littéraire. Paris, 1875.

Fournel, Victor. La Littérature independante et les écrivains oubliés, essais de critique et d’érudition sur le XVIIe siècle, pp. 212–4. Paris, 1862.

Körting, Heinrich. Geschichte des französichen Romans im XVII Jahrhundert. 2 vols. Leipzig and Oppeln, 1885–7.

Schmid, Karl Friedrich. John Barclays Argenis. Eine literarhistorische Untersuchung. 1. Ausgaben der Argenis, ihrer Fortsetzungen und Übersetzungen. Berlin and Leipzig, 1904. (Heft XXXI of Josef Schick and M. v. Waldberg’s Literarhistorische Forschungen.)

(For 17th and 18th cent. works on Argenis see Schmid, pp. 167–174.)


i. Biography

Archaeologia Cambrensis. New Series, vol. IV, 130. 1853.

Colvile, F. L. Worthies of Warwickshire. Warwick and London, 1870.

Dwnn, Lewys. Heraldic Visitations of Wales and Part of the Marches. Ed. by Meyrick, Sir S. R. Vol. II, 180. Llandovery, 1846.

Hughes of Kinmel, H. R. The Two Hugh Owens. Y Cymmrodor, vol. xvi. 1903.

Leach, A. F. History of Warwick School, pp. 124–134. (See Bensly, E., John Owen the Epigrammatist, N. & Q. Ser. X, vol. XI, 21.)

Williams, W. Ll. The Two Hugh Owens. Appendix H to Welsh Catholics on the Continent. Trans. Hon. Soc. Cymmrodorion, Session 1901–2, pp. 128–144.

Wood, Anthony à. Athenae Oxonienses. Ed. Bliss, P. Vol. II, cols. 320–2.

ii. Works

Epigrammatum Ioannis Owen Cambro-Britanni Libri Tres. Ad Illustrissimam D. Mariam Neuille, Comitis Dorcestriae filiam Patronam suam. Editio Tertia, prioribus emendatior. 1607. (The first two eds. had appeared in 1606.)

Epigrammatum Ioannis Owen Cambro-Britanni Ad Excellentissimam & doctissimam Heroïnam, D. Arbellam Stuart, Liber Singularis. Editio Prima. 1607. (Uniform with the above.) (Fourth ed. of Owen’s first volume was published in 1612. Lond. ex off. Joh. Legati, sumtibus Simonis Waterson, and also the two following.)

Epigrammatum Ioannis Owen Oxoniensis, Cambro-Britanni, Libri Tres. Ad Henricvm Principem Cambriae Dvo. Ad Carolvm Eboracensem unvs. Editio prima. 1612.

Epigrammatum Ioannis Owen Cambro-Britanni Oxoniensis. Ad Tres Mecaenates, Libri Tres. Ad Edoardum Noel equitem & Baronetum, vnus. Ad Guilielmum Sidley equitem & Baronetum, alter. Ad Rogerum Owen equitem auratum, Tertius. Editio Prima. 1612. (Uniform with the above.)

Additional epigrams are printed in the Leyden ed. of 1628 and in Ioannis Oweni libellus epigrammatum, etc., ed. by Ebert, F. A., Leipzig, 1824.

iii. Translations


Vicars, John. Epigrams Of That most wittie and worthie Epigrammatist Mr. John Owen, Gentleman. Translated by John Vicars. 1619.

Hayman, Robert. Qvodlibets, Lately Come Over From New Britaniola, Old Newfound-land. Epigrams and other small parcels, both Morall and Divine. The first foure Bookes being the Authors owne: the rest translated out of that Excellent Epigrammatist, Mr. John Owen, and other rare Authors. With two Epistles of that excellently wittie Doctor, Francis Rablais: Translated out of his French at large. All of them Composed and done at Harbor-Grace in Britaniola, anciently called Newfound-Land. By R. H. Sometimes Governour of the Plantation there. 1628.

Pecke, Thomas. Parnasi Puerperium: or, Some Wellwishes to Ingenuity, in the Translation of Six Hundred, of Owen’s Epigrams; Martial de Spectaculis, or of Rarities to be seen in Rome; and the most Select, in Sir Tho. More. To which is annext A Century of Heroick Epigrams, (Sixty whereof concern the Twelve Caesars; and the Forty remaining, several deserving Persons.) By the Author of that celebrated Elegie upon Cleeveland: Tho. Pecke of the Inner Temple, Gent. 1659.

Harvey, Thomas. John Owen’s Latin Epigrams, Englished by Tho. Harvey, Gent. 1677.

Cowper, William. Epigrams translated from the Latin of Owen. Life and Works, ed. Grimshawe, T. S. Vol. VIII, 368–9.

Translations of isolated epigrams of Owen occur in various collections.

Harflete, Henry. A Banquet of Essayes, Fetcht out of Famous Owens Confectionary, Disht out, and serv’d up at the Table of Mecoenas. By Henry Harflete, sometime of Grayes-Inne, Gent. 1653. (Essays on Ep. 1, 2, with a trans. of that Epigram.)


(For early German translators and very numerous imitators of Owen, see Erich Urban’s treatise. For translations in other languages, see Brit. Mus. Cat.)

iv. Criticisms and Literary History

Gervinus, Georg Gottfried. Geschichte der Deutschen Dichtung. Vol. III (ed. 5), IX, 4. Epigramme und Satiren, pp. 396–423. Leipzig, 1872.

Lafenestre, Pierre. François Maynard. Révue d’Histoire littéraire de la France, pp. 457–477. 1903.

Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim. Zerstreute Anmerkungen über das Epigramm, und einige der vornehmsten Epigrammatisten, pp. 214 sqq. in vol. XI, 3rd ed. (Stuttgart, 1895) of Karl Lachmann’s ed. of Lessing’s Sämtliche Schriften.

Urban, Erich. Owenus und die deutschen Epigrammatiker des XVII Jahrhunderts. Berlin, 1900. (Heft XI in Literarhistorische Forschungen ed. by Josef Schick and M. v. Waldberg.)

v. Mention and imitation of Owen in Latin epigrammatists
(A selection)

Barth, Caspar. Amphitheatrum seriorum Jocorum. Hanau, 1613. (Several references.)

Bauhuis, Bernard, Epigrammatum Libri V, ed. altera. Antwerp, 1620. (1st ed. 1615.) (Slight touches of imitation.)

Bruch, Richard. Epigrammatum Hecatontades duae authore R. B. 1627. (Imitations of Owen.)

Cabilliau, Baldwin. Epigrammata Selecta. Antwerp, 1620. (Slight touches.)

Dunbar, John. Epigrammaton Ioannis Dvnbari Megalo-Brittani Centvriae Sex, Decades totidem. 1616. (Imitations of Owen.)

Harder, H. Epigrammata, in Deliciae Poetarum Danorum ed. Rostgaard, F. Leyden, 1693. Tom. II. (Much imitation of Owen.)

Paterson, Ninian, Epigrammatum Libri Octo. Edinburgh, 1678. (Imitation of Owen.)

Stradling, John. Epigrammatum Libri Quatuor. 1607. (Owen addressed in lib. IV, 91.)

Owen’s epigrams are freely quoted in such books as Caroli A. S. Antonio Patavino, Anconitani, de Arte Epigrammatica Libellus, Cologne, 1650, and Nic. Mercer’s De Conscribendo Epigrammate, Paris, 1653.

[For the writings of Thomas Newton (1542?–1607), see D. of N. B. A. R. W.]