20. Cumberland, Greetham Hospital.- Dethick (Henry, Latin poet and writer on poetic theory, Master of Greetham Hospital, Cumberland, 1547 - c. 1613) Grant by Henry Dethick to Gregory Rashell of a position at Greetham Hospital, D.s. "Henrr Dethick", manuscript in Latin, on vellum, 19 lines, folds, browned, 145 x 330mm., 7th August 1601.
est. £200 – £220
Author of Oratio laudem poësos, c. 1574, dedicated to Lord Burghley and, "one of the earliest formal defences of poetry in Elizabethan England." - Oxford DNB.