See also:English ballad writer, was probably a
See also:tavern-keeper . About 1625 he seems to have begun
See also:ballads, a large number of which bearing his signature or his initials,"M.P.," are preserved in the
See also:British Museum .
See also:Dryden considered him the best ballad writer of his
See also:time . His sympathies were with the Royalistcause during the
See also:Civil War, and it was in support of the declining fortunes of
See also:Charles I. that he wrote the best known of his ballads, " When the
See also:King enjoys his own again," which he first published in 1643, and which, after .enjoying
See also:great popularity at the Restoration, became a favourite Jacobite
See also:song in the 18th century .
See also:Parker also wrote a nautical ballad, " Sailors for my
See also:Money," which in a revised version survives as " When the stormy winds do
See also:blow." It is not known when he died, but the appearance in 1656 of a " funeral
See also:elegy," in which the ballad writer was satirically celebrated is perhaps a correct indication of the date of his
See also:death . See The
See also:Roxburghe Ballads, vol. iii . (Ballad
See also:Soc., 9 vols., 1871–1899) ;
See also:Ritson, Bibliographia Poetica (London, 1802) ;
See also:Ancient Songs and Ballads from
See also:Henry H. to the Revolution, ed. by W . C .
See also:Hazlitt (London, 1877) ;
See also:Sir S . E . Brydges and T Haslewood, The British Bibliographer, vol. ii . (London, 181o);
See also:Thomas Corser, Collectanea Anglo-poetica (London, 1860-1883) .
JOSEPH PARKER (183o-1902)
MATTHEW PARKER (1504-1575)
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