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an English clergyman and poet. Knevet was an avowed disciple of George Herbert, and was described as a "learned and spasmodically talented poet". He wrote the play Rhodon and Iris dedicated to Nicholas Bacon and presented it at the Florist's Feast in Norwich on 3 May 1631. In 1633 he authored the MS. Supplement of the Faery Queene in Three Books. In 1637 he composed Funeral Elegies to Lady Paston and in 1638 travelled with the Paston family to Rome. His Gallery to the Temple was composed in the 1640s. Among his shorter works was a poem dedicated to Sir Charles le Gross. Knevet took Holy Orders and became Rector of Lyng, Norfolk in 1652 and remained there for the rest of his life.
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