1769 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Henry Oxinden

James Granger, in Biographical History of England (1769; 1824) 5:260.



I am informed, that this gentleman was author of Religionis Funus, a Latin poem, published in 1665, with his print prefixed. He was great grandfather to Henry Oxenden, esq. who was living in 1775, and with Mr. Thurbane, was elected a representative for Sandwich in the convention parliament that assembled in 1660.

In Alexander Ross's Muses' Interpreter, are two commendatory copies of verses, by Sir Henry Oxenden, of Barham.

Great Alexander conquered only men,
With swords, and cruel weapons used then,
But thou the Monsters, which Parnassus kill,
Brought forth vast vanquishes only with thy quill;
He in his conquest sometimes suffered loss,
Thou none, my friend, Great Alexander Ross.