1789 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Francis Fawkes

Anonymous, in Bell's Classical Arrangement of Fugitive Poetry (1789-97) 2:168.



Mr. Fawkes was born in Yorkshire, and removed from the school at Leeds to Jesus College, Cambridge; where he took his master's degree. He was patronized by Archbishop Herring, who collated him to the vicarage of Orphington with St. Mary Cray, in Kent; which he afterwards exchanged for Hayes. He wrote a variety of poems; and translated the works of Anacreon, Sappho, Bion, Moschus and Theocritus in 1767; and Apollonius Rhodius, printed in 1780. He died 26th August, 1777.