1847 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Francis Beaumont

Edward Farr, in Select Poetry, chiefly sacred, of the Reign of King James the First (1847) xxxiv-xxxv.



This author, the celebrated associate in literature with Fletcher, was born in 1585, and died in 1615. His miscellaneous poems, published after his death, contain but little suitable to the present collection: yet there are a few pieces which entitle his name to a place among sacred poets; and the Editor has selected the "Funeral Elogie on the Death of the Lady Penelope Clifton," as the least known of all his sacred pieces. The volume from which it is derived is entitled "The Hermaphrodite, The Remedy of Love, Elegies, Sonnets, with other Poems."