ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Rev. Charles Fitzgeffrey
Robert Chamberlain, "On the Death of Mr. Charles Fitz-Geffrays, Minister of Gods Word" Nocturnal Lucubrations (1638; 1652) sig. H6-H6v.
Rev. Charles Fitzgeffrey:
1596: R. R.
1596: Francis Rous the Elder
1596: D. W.
1598: Rev. Francis Meres
1611 ca.: John Davies of Hereford
1624: William Kidley
1628: Robert Hayman
1634: Henry Beesley
1638: Robert Chamberlain
1808: Thomas Park
1820: John Payne Collier
1847: Edward Farr
1638: Rev. Charles Fitzgeffrey
O thou the saddest of the Sisters nine,
Adde to the sea of teares one teare of thine.
Unhappy I, that am constrain'd to sing
His death, whose life did make the world to ring
With echoes of his praise. A true divine
In's life and doctrine, which like lamps did shine
Till they were spent and done, did never cease
To guide our steps unto eternal peace.
Thy habitations now the starry mount,
Where thy great Maker makes of thee account.
Farewell thou splendor of the spacious West,
Above th' Aetheriall clouds for ever blest:
The losse of thee a watry mountaine reares,
With high spring-tide of our sad trickling teares.