Day, Angell (DNB00)

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DAY, ANGELL (fl. 1586), miscellaneous writer, was the son of Thomas Day of London, parish clerk, and was bound apprentice to Thomas Duxsell, citizen and stationer of London, for twelve years from Christmas day 1563. He published in 1586 a curious and entertaining manual of epistolary correspondence, entitled ‘The English Secretorie, wherein is contayned a perfect method for the inditing of all manner of Epistles and familiar letters,’ black letter, 4to; reprinted in 1587, 1592, 1599, 1607, n.d. [1610?], 1614. His other works are: a pastoral romance entitled ‘Daphnis and Chloe. Excellently discribing the weight of affection, the simplicitie of loue, the purport of honest meaning, the resolution of men, and disposition of Fate,’ &c., 1587, black letter, 4to; a poem in six-line stanzas, ‘Vpon the Life and Death of the most worthy and thrice renowned Knight, Sir Phillip Sidney,’ &c., 4to, 6 leaves; and ‘Wonderfull Strange Sightes seene in the Element, ouer the Citie of London and other Places,’ n.d. (circ. 1585), 8vo. Some commendatory verses by Day are prefixed to Jones's ‘Nennio,’ 1595.

[Corser's Collectanea; Arber's Transcript of Stat. Reg. i. 228; Retrospective Review, new ser. i. 29–40; Hazlitt's Handbook.]

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