ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Henry Fitzgeffrey

(1595 ca.-1618 fl.)


The identity of this poet is not certain; he may be Henry, son of Sir George Fitzgeffrey, who entered Cambridge a scholar from Westminster in 1611 and went on to Lincoln's Inn in 1614, or perhaps the son of Charles Fitzgeffrey, author of Sir Francis Drake. Thomas Corser makes a case that he is the son of Charles Fitzgeffrey based on one of the prefatory poems to Satyres (1617), Mark Eccles that he is the son of George Fitzgeffrey based on a dedication to Thomas Fletcher of Lincoln's Inn.


TEXT RECORDS:

1617Satyra prima. Lib. I.

PUBLICATIONS:

Satyres: and satyrical epigrams. 1617.
Certain elegies. 1618.