1662 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Weever

Thomas Fuller, in History of the Worthies of England (1662) 2:117.



JOHN WEEVER was born at — in this County [Lancashire]; bred in Queens Colledge in Cambridge under Dr. John Person his worthy Tutor. He was very industrious in the Studie of Antiquity, and composed a usefull Book of Funeral Monuments, in the Diocesse of Canterbury, Rochester, London, and Norwich: He dyed in London in the fifty-sixth Year of his age, and was Buried in St. James, Clerken-well where he appointed this Epitaph for himself,

Lancashire gave me Breath,
And Cambridge Education.
Middlesex gave me Death,
And this Church my Humation.
And Christ to me hath given
A place with him in Heaven.