Revving it up
Reverend William Covell’s Wikipedia entry states that he “took part in the controversy about how far the newly-reformed Church of England should abandon the liturgy and hierarchy of the past, to which debate he contributed several broadly anti puritan works”. It adds that….”Covell's interest to modern scholars now largely depends on one polemical work published in 1595, Polimanteia”.
The interest is that Covell mentions Shakespeare, Samuel Daniell, Spenser and Watson amongst others. He also confirms his knowledge and appreciation of literature with a reference to Robert Garnier’s Cornelia, adding a marginal note ‘A work howsoever not respected yet excellently done by Th. Kid’.