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Selected Poetry of John Oldham (1653-1683)


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 Careless Good Fellow

Biographical information

Given name: John
Family name: Oldham
Birth date: 9 August 1653
Death date: 9 December 1683
Nationality: English
Family relations
          father: John Oldham
Education
          Tetbury grammar school
          St. Edmund Hall, Oxford (B.A.): 1670 to May 1674
Literary period: Seventeenth century
Occupations
          Tutor
          Usher in Archbishop Whitgift's free school
Residences
          London
          Reigate to 1681
          Shipton-Moyne, Gloucestershire: 9 August 1653
          Croydon: 1675 to 1678
Cause of death: Small-pox
First RPO edition: 1996-2000