Henry Reynolds (poet)
Henry Reynolds (1564–1632) was an English schoolmaster poet and literary critic of the seventeenth century.
Born in Suffolk, he is known for two works: Aminta Englisht of 1628, a translation from Tasso, and Mythomystes, a 1632 critical work on poetry considered to be most influenced by the Neoplatonism of the early Italian Renaissance. He was the dedicatee of a 1627 poem by Michael Drayton. Otherwise there is sparse biographical information.
- Aminta, Englisht. The Henry Reynolds translation (1972). Edited by Clifford Davidson, appendix by Robert Dean. ISBN 0-87423-007-1
- Mythomystes (1972) Scolar Press reprint ISBN 0-85417-856-2, ISBN 978-0-85417-856-8
- J. N. Douglas Bush, Two Poems by Henry Reynolds, Modern Language Notes, Vol. 41, No. 8 (Dec., 1926), pp. 510–513
- A. M. Cinquemani, Henry Reynolds' "Mythomystes" and the Continuity of Ancient Modes of Allegoresis in Seventeenth-Century England, PMLA, Vol. 85, No. 5 (Oct., 1970), pp. 1041–1049
- Mary Hobbs, Drayton's 'Most Dearely-Loved Friend Henery Reynolds Esq.The Review of English Studies, New Series, Vol. 24, No. 96 (Nov., 1973), pp. 414–428
- H. R. Woodhuysen (ed.), The Penguin Book of Renaissance Verse (Penguin Books, 1993).
- "Reynolds, Henry (fl.1630)". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.
- Jacobean and Caroline Criticism