1847 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Charles Fitzgeffrey

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



FITZGEFFREY wrote a volume of Elegies which was first published in 1617, and was reprinted in 1618, and again in 1620. He also wrote "The blessed Birthday. Celebrated in some sanctified Meditations on the Angel's Anthem, etc." from which work our extract is derived. Fitzgeffrey appears to have been a poet of some note in his day, for John Davies, of Hereford, includes his name in the list of contemporary poets to whom he addressed "Epigrams," and his death was lamented in lines by Chamberlain.