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Selected Poetry of Katherine Philips (1631-1664)


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

And so the Sun if it arise
Half so glorious as his Eyes,
Like this Infant, takes a shrowd,
Buried in a morning Cloud.
        (Epitaph on her Son H. P., 19-22)
  1. Epitaph on her Son H. P.
  2. Friendship's Mystery, To my Dearest Lucasia
  3. Orinda upon Little Hector Philips
  4. To Mrs. M. A. at Parting

Biographical information

Given name: Katherine
Family name: Philips
Birth date: 1 January 1631
Death date: 22 June 1664
Nationality: English
Family relations
          father: John Fowler
          mother: Katherine Fowler
          husband: James Philips (from 1647)
          son: Hector Philips
          daughter: Katherine Wogan
Languages
          English
          French
Education
          Taught by cousin, Mrs. Blacket
          School at Hackney kept by Mrs. Salmon
Literary period: Seventeenth century
Residences
          St. Mary Woolchurch, London: 1 January 1631
          Cardigan: 1647
Cause of death: Small-pox
Buried at: St. Benet Sherehog
First RPO edition: 1996-2000