ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Edward Fairfax

(1580 ca.-1635)


Edward Fairfax, the natural son of Sir Thomas Fairfax of Denton, Yorkshire, wrote his famous translation of Tasso at about the age of twenty; he lived a scholarly and retired life. Most of his prose writings remain in manuscript, though his treatise on witchcraft was published in the nineteenth century.


TEXT RECORDS:

1600Godfrey of Bulloigne, or the Recoverie of Jerusalem.
1603 ca.An Egloge made by my Uncle Mr. Ed. Fairfax in a Dialogue betwixt two Sheapards.
1603 ca.Ecloga Octava. Ida and Opilio.
1603 ca.Eclogue the Fourth.

PUBLICATIONS:

Godfrey of Bulloigne done into English heroicall verse. 1600.
A discourse of witchcraft. 1858-59.
Godfrey of Bulloigne, ed. K. M. Lea and Ted Gang. 1980.