1809 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Henry Oxinden

Samuel Egerton Brydges, in Censura Literaria 10 (1809) 259.



He was born Jan. 18, 1608, the eldest son of Richard Oxinden, who was born in July, 1588, the son of Sir Henry Oxinden of Wingham, Knt. and married Jan. 11, 1607, Katherine Sprakeling daughter of Sir Adam Sprakeling, Knt. and died May 20, 1629.

"June 16, 1624," says he, "I went with my father, Mr. Richard Oxinden, to Oxford, I then being about fifteene yeares and six monthes of age. June 23, 1626, I was taken so sicke as I hardly recovered: it was at Oxford: Dr. Bambridge beeing my phisition: and May 27, 1645, I was againe taken so sicke as I very hardly recovered: it was at Barham: Charles Annoots, Mr. Bryan, and Mr. John Swan were then my physitions.

April 1, 1627. I tooke the degree of a Batchelour of Art."