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Selected Poetry of Francis Quarles (1592-1644)


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

He that loves thee, He that keeps
And guards thee, never slumbers, never sleeps.
        (A Good Night, 3-4)
  1. A Good Night
  2. Why dost thou Shade thy Lovely Face?

Biographical information

Given name: Francis
Family name: Quarles
Birth date: 1592
Death date: 8 September 1644
Family relations
          father: James Quarles
          mother: Joan Quarles
          wife: Ursula Quarles (from 28 May 1618)
          brother: James Quarles
          brother: Robert Quarles
          son: John Quarles
          daughter: Joanna Quarles
          daughter: Philadelphia Quarles
Language: English
Education
          Christ's College, Cambridge (B.A.) to 1608
          Lincoln's Inn
Politics: Royalist
Patron: Countess of Dorset
Literary period: Seventeenth century
Occupations
          Secretary to James Ussher, archbishop of Armagh: 1629
          Chronologer to the city of London: 1639
Residences
          Stewards, Romford, Essex: 1592
          Cambridge: 1606
          Dublin: 1629
          Roxwell, Essex: 1633
          St. Olave or St. Leonard, Foster Lane: 1639
Buried at: Church of St. Olave, Silver Street
First RPO edition: 1996-2000