1680 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Flatman

John Aubrey, in Brief Lives, 1669-1696; ed. Clark (1898) 1:252.



Mr. Thomas Flatman, quondam Novi Collegii socius, then a barrister of the Inner Temple, an excellent painter and poet. The next terme his poems will be in print.

Mr. Thomas Flatman died at his house in Fleet street on Thursday December < 6th >, buried the 9th of that moneth, at St. Bride's, neer the railes of the communion table, in the grave with his sonne, on whom he layd a fair marble gravestone with an inscription and verses. His father is living yet, at least 80, a clarke of the Chancery.

Thomas Flatman, filius, natus 1673, Oct. 4, hora 18 P.M. This native dyed of the small pox about Christmas (December) 1682.