ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Charles Fitzgeffrey

(1575 ca.-1638)


The son of a clergyman, Charles Fitzgeffrey was born in Fowey, Cornwall, attended Broadgates Hall (Pembroke College) Oxford (B.A. 1597, M.A. 1600) and was Rector of St. Dominick, Cornwall (1603-37). He was an acquaintance of John Davies of Hereford and Francis Rous (who has a commendatory poem in Fitzgeffrey's Drake). Commendatory verses by Fitzgeffrey appears in Davies of Hereford's Microcosmos (1603), Sylvester's Du Bartas (1605) and William Vaughan's Golden Grove (1608).


TEXT RECORDS:

1596Sir Francis Drake.
1601Ad Edmundum Spenserum.
1601Ad Samuelum Danielum.
1601De Bromo Oenopola.
1601De eodum [Spenser.]
1601Edmondo Spencero.
1601In eiusdem Tumulum Chaucere vincinum Westmonast.

PUBLICATIONS:

Sir Francis Drake. 1596.
Caroli Fitzgeofridi affaniae: sive epigrammatum libri tres, Cenotaphia. 1601.
Death's sermon unto the living. 1620.
Elisha his lamentation for his owne ... the subject of a sermon. 1622.
The curse of corne-hoarders: with the blessing of seasonable selling. 1631.
The blessed birthday celebrated. 1634.
Compassion towards captives. 1637.
God's blessing upon the providers of corn. 1648.
Poems, ed. A. B. Grosart. 1881.