1802 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Edward Fairfax

Joseph Ritson, Bibliographia Poetica (1802) 202-03.



EDWARD FAIREFAX, a Yorkshire gentleman, natural son of sir Thomas Fairfax of Denton in that county, translated, from the Italian, stanza for stanza, with no less elegance than fidelity, Godfrey of Bulloigne, or the recoverie of Jerusalem: printed by Ar. Hatfield for I. Jaggard and M. Lownes, 1600; and for John Bill, 1624, fo. He, likewise, wrote The history of Edward the black prince, never printed, and twelve eclogues, "on important subjects, relating to the manners, characters, and incidents of the times he lived in," the fourth of which was publish'd by mistress Cooper from the family MS.