E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
(b. Hawthornden, near Edinburgh, December 13th, 1585; d. December 4th, 1649). The Cypress Grove; Tears on the Death of Meliades (1613); Poems: Amorous, Funerall, Divine, Pastorall, in Sonnets, Songs, Sextains, Madrigals (1616); For the Feasting, a Panegyric on the Kings Most Excellent Majestie (1617); Floures of Sion (1623); Polemo-Middinia, carmen Macaronicum (?1684); and The History of Scotland from the Year 1423 until the Year 1542 (1655). His Conversations with Ben Jonson (1619), edited in 1842 by David Laing, who also wrote a Memoir of the poet in the fourth volume of Archæologia Scotica. Poems edited by W. C. Ward, with Memoir (1895). See the Memoirs by Cunningham (1823) and Masson (1873).