1802 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Charles Fitzgeffrey

Joseph Ritson, Bibliographia Poetica (1802) 205-06.



CHARLES FITZGEFFRAY, rector, in process of time, of the parish of St. Dominick, in his native county of Cornwall, wrote Sir Francis Drake his honorable lifes commendation, and his tragicall deathes lamentation, 1596, 8vo. His name frequently occurs in Englands parnassus, 1600, which Wood, who could never meet with a copy, and intitles it "A collection of choice flowers and descriptions," says was of his makeing. He publish'd The blessed birth-day, a poem, 1634, 4to. and dye'd at his parsonage-house in 1636-7. Two commendatory sonnets by Charles Fitz-Geffray are prefix'd to Storers Life and death of cardinal Wolsey, 1599, and one to Davieses Microcosmos, 1603.