1812 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Henry Fitzgeffrey

Thomas Park, in British Bibliographer 2 (1812) 121.



The Elegies [in Certain Elegies] are four in number, three of which bear the signatures of Fr. Beau[mont] M. Dr[ayton] and N. H. The epigrams and satires are written by Henry, son of the Charles Fitzgeffrey, who published Affaniae, &c. as the following prefixed verses testify:

OF HIS DEARE FRIEND THE AUTHOR, H. F.
Of what is heere thou'lt not have any write
Prayses, that willing would, and justly might;
Permit me then. For Ile praise what I see
Deficient heere (thy name Fitz-Jeoffery)
Where English Fitz aright and I ha' done,
So rightly art thou called Jeofferyes' sonne:
Then adde time, age, but to thy industry,
In thee againe will live old Jeoffery.
NATH. GURLYN.