E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
(b. Brentworth, near Alton, Hampshire, June 11th, 1588, d. May 2nd, 1667). Prince Henrys Obsequies; or, Mournefull Elegies upon his Death (1612); Abuses Stript and Whipt; or, Satiricall Essayes (1613), Epithalamia (1613); A Satyre written to the Kings most excellent Majestye (1614); The Shepheards Pipe (1614, written with Browne); The Shepheards Hunting (1615); Fidelia (1617); Withers Motto (1618); A Preparation to the Psalter (1619); Exercises upon the First Psalmes, both in Verse and Prose (1620); The Songs of the Old Testament, translated into English Measures (1621); Juvenilia (1622); The Mistress of Philarete (poems, 1622); The Hymnes and Songs of the Church (1623); The Schollers Purgatory, discovered in the Stationers Commonwealth, and described in a Discourse Apologeticall (162526); Britains Remembrancer, containing a Narrative of the Plague lately past (1628), The Psalmes of David translated into Lyrick Verse (1632); Collection of Emblemes (1635); Nature of Man (1636); Read and Wonder (1641); A Prophesie (1641); Hallelujah (1641); Campo Musæ (1643); Se Defendendo (1643); Mercurius Rusticus (1643), The Speech without Doore (1644); Letters of Advice touching the Choice of Knights and Burgesses for the Parliament (1644); etc. See Woods Athenæ Oxonienses, Brydges Censura Literaria, British Bibliographer, and Restituta; an essay on Withers Works by Charles Lamb, Willmotts Lives of the Sacred Poets, and Farrs Introduction to his edition of the Hallelujah.