He wrote a Discourse of English Poetrie (1586), in which he discusses prosody and reviews English poetry up to his own day. He also translated Virgil's first two Eclogues. A letter by Webbe to Robert Wilmot (fl. 1568–1608) is prepended to the 1591 edition of Wilmot's play Tragedie of Tancred and Gismund. The letter, praising Wilmot for having decided to publish the tragedy, acts as a prefacing endorsement of the play.
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- "Webbe, William (WB569W)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- Wilmot, Robert. The Tragedie of Tancred and Gismund. London, 1591.
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