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Selected Poetry of Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)


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 Silver Swan, Who Living Had No Note

Biographical information

Given name: Orlando
Family name: Gibbons
Birth date: 1583
Death date: 5 June 1625
Nationality: English
Family relations
          father: William Gibbons
          wife: Elizabeth Gibbons
          brother: Edward Gibbons
          son: Christopher Gibbons
Language: English
Education
          King's College choir, Cambridge: 1596
          Cambridge (Mus. Bac.) to 1606
          Oxford (Mus. Bac.) to May 1622
          Oxford (Ph.D.) to May 1622
Literary period: Seventeenth century
Occupation: Organist: 1604
Residence: Cambridge: 1583
Cause of death: Apoplectic seizure
Buried at: Canterbury Cathedral
First RPO edition: 1996-2000