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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Davies, Sir John
Poet and statesman, born in Wiltshire; wrote two philosophic poems, "The Orchestra," a poem in which the world is exhibited as a dance, and "Nosce Teipsum" (Know Thyself), a poem on human learning and the immortality of the soul; became a favourite with James I., and was sent Attorney-General to Ireland (1569-1626).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Davies, Sir John'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/d/davies-sir-john.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.