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Selected Poetry of Phineas Fletcher (1582-1650)


from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

  1. The Purple Island (excerpt)

Biographical information

Given name: Phineas
Family name: Fletcher
Birth date: 8 April 1582
Death date: 1650
Nationality: English
Family relations
          father: Giles Fletcher
          mother: Joan Fletcher
          wife: Elizabeth Fletcher
          son: Phineas Fletcher
          son: William Fletcher
          daughter: Ann Fletcher
          daughter: Elizabeth Fletcher
          daughter: Frances Fletcher
          daughter: Sarah Fletcher
Languages
          English
          Latin
          Greek
Education
          Eton
          King's College, Cambridge (B.A.): 24 August 1600 to 1604
          King's College, Cambridge (M.A.) to 1608
          King's College, Cambridge (B.D.)
Religion: Anglican
Literary period: Seventeenth century
Occupation: Chaplain
Residences
          Cranbrook, Kent: 1582
          Risley, Derbyshire: 1616 to 1621
          Hilgay, Norfolk: 1621
First RPO edition: 1996-2000