1819 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir Richard Fanshawe

Thomas Campbell, in Specimens of the British Poets (1819; 1845) 239.



SIR RICHARD FANSHAWE, the son of Sir Henry Fanshawe, remembrancer of the Irish Exchequer, was born at Ware, in Hertfordshire, in 1608. An accomplished traveller, he gave our language some of its earliest and most important translations from modern literature, and acted a distinguished part under the Charleses, in the political and diplomatic history of England.