The Complete Poems of Sir John Davies - Vol. 1

The Complete Poems of Sir John Davies - Vol. 1

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The Complete Poems of Sir John Davies - Vol. 1

The Complete Poems of Sir John Davies - Vol. 1

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As in other instances, the first thing to be done in any Life of our present Worthy, is to distinguish him from other two contemporary Sir John Davieses— non-attention to which has in many biographical and bibliographical works led to no little confusion. There was

I. Sir John Davis (or Davys or Davies) of Pangbourne, Berkshire, who 'sleeps well' under a chalkstone monument in the parish church there. He was mixed up with the 'Plots' (alleged and semi-real), of the Elizabethan-Essex period. Many of his Letters— various very long and matterful and pathetic—are preserved at Hatfield among the Cecil-Salisbury MSS. The Blue-Book report of the "Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts" (3rd, 1872), makes a strange jumble of our Sir John and this Sir John's Letters (see Index, s. n.). He was Master of the Ordnance 3Ist January, 1598, and was knighted at Dublin I2th July, I599. His Will is dated 6th April, 1625, and it was . . .

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