John Suckling Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Literary Criticism (1400-1800))


Clayton, Thomas. “An Historical Study of the Portraits of Sir John Suckling.” Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institute 23 (1960): 105-26.

Examines the many portraits of Suckling, and provides biographical and works-related information.


Beaurline, L. A. “New Poems by Sir John Suckling.” Studies in Philology 59, no. 4 (October 1962): 651-57.

Considers the authenticity of the newly discovered poems of Suckling.

Benham, Allen R. “Sir John Suckling, ‘A Sessions of the Poets’: Some Notes and Queries.” Modern Language Quarterly 6 (March 1945): 21-27.

Offers analysis of Suckling's “A Sessions of the Poets.”

Parker, Michael P. “‘All are not born (Sir) to the Bay’: ‘Jack’ Suckling, ‘Tom’ Carew, and the Making of a Poet.” English Literary Renaissance 12, no. 3 (autumn 1982): 341-68.

Compares Suckling's poems to those of fellow Cavalier Poet Thomas Carew.

Wallerstein, Ruth. “Suckling's Imitation of Shakespeare.” The Review of English Studies XIX, no. 75 (July 1943): 290-95.

Explores the relationship between Suckling's The Goblins and Shakespeare's The Tempest.

Additional coverage of Suckling's life and works can be found in the following sources published by the Gale Group: British Writers, Vol. 2; Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vols. 58, 126; DISCovering Authors Modules: Poets; Exploring Poetry; Literature Resource Center.; Poetry Criticism, Vol. 30; Poets: American and British; Reference Guide to English Literature.