This selection from Palladis Tamia, or Wit’s Treasuryfeatures Francis Meres’s catalog of England’s then-contemporary top poets and satirists including William Shakespeare, Sir Philip Sidney, Edmund Spenser, Thomas Watson, Thomas Nashe, and more. Students in the Fall 2017 section of “A Rogue’s Progress” worked from the facsimile copy available through the Early English Books Online database to transcribe, encode, and edit this work using Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) guidelines. Please click on the title link below to access this excerpt published on the TEI Archiving, Publishing, and Access Service (TAPAS) website.



Palladis tamia Wits treasury being the second part of Wits common wealth. By Francis Meres Maister of Artes of both vniuersities. At London: Printed by P. Short, for Cuthbert Burbie, and are to be solde at his shop at the Royall Exchange, 1598 (STC 17834).

Wit's Treasury

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Francis Meres. Palladis Tamia, or Wit’s Treasury (1598)