William Covell (d. 1614), a Fellow of Queens' College, Cambridge, was the author of a number of theological tracts.
From Polimanteia… Whereunto is added England to Her Three Daughters, Cambridge, Oxford, Innes of Court, and to all the rest of her inhabitants (Cambridge and London, 1595), sigs. QV-R2V; repr. Sir Egerton Brydges, The British Bibliographer (1810), I. 281-4:
So onely without compare, eternallie should you [Cambridge] liue; for in your children shall the loue-writing muse of diuine Sydnay, and the pure flowing streame of Chrystallin Spenser suruiue onely: write then of Elizas raigne, a taske onely meete for so rare a pen.