1687 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Edward Fairfax

William Winstanley, Lives of the Most Famous English Poets (1687) 201.



Edmund Fairfax, a most judicious, elegant, and approved Poet, and who we should have remembered before: But better out of due place, than not at all. This judicious Poet Translated that most exquisite Poem of Torquato Tasso, the Prince of Italian Heroick Poets, which for the Exactness of his Version, is judged by some not inferior to the Original it self. He also wrote some other things of his own Genius, which have passed in the World with a general applause.