1815 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Henry Oxinden

Philip Bliss, Athenae Oxonienses (1815) 3:923.



HENRY OXINDEN, eldest son of Richard Oxinden of Little Maydekin, in Barham, or Denton, Kent. by Katherine Sprakeling, daughter of sir Adam Spr. knight, was born January 18, 1608-09. On his own authority he came to Oxford, June 16, 1624, but to what college or hall I have not discovered, as his name does not appear in the matriculations of that year. It is probable, however, that he was a member of Corpus Christi college, where one of both his names was entered the latter end of 1626, aged 17. He proceeded to one degree in arts in 1627, and in 1642 married Catherine Cullen.

Oxinden wrote—

1. Religionis Funus, et Hypocritae Finis. Lond. 1647, 4to. 'Tis a poem in Latin hexameters.

2. Jobus Triumphans. Lond. 1651, small 8vo. A poem of the same description with the former.

I know not of any other productions of this writer but an epitaph in English verse on sir Anthony and dame Gertrude Perceval, printed, from the tombstone at Denton church, in Censura Literaria, vol. x, page 25, and some commendatory lines to Ross's Muse's Interpreter, Lond. 1653. He died, and was buried, at Denton in 1670, June 17.