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Selected Poetry of James Shirley (1596-1666)


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. Cease, Warring Thoughts
  2. The Glories of our Blood and State

Biographical information

Given name: James
Family name: Shirley
Birth date: 18 September 1596
Death date: October 1666
Nationality: English
Family relations
          daughter: Lawrinda Fountain
Languages
          English
          Latin
Education
          Merchant Taylors' school: 4 October 1608 to 1612
          St. John's College, Oxford: 1612
          Catharine Hall, Cambridge (B.A.) to 1618
Religion: Roman Catholic
Patron: George Fitzgerald, sixteenth earl of Kildare
Literary period: Seventeenth century
Occupation: Teacher
Residences
          St. Albans, Hertfordshire to 1625
          Whitefriars to 1666
          St. Mary Woolchurch, St. Mary Woolnoth, Walbrook: 18 September 1596
          London: 1625
          Dublin: 1636
Cause of death: Great fire of London
Buried at: St. Giles' churchyard
First RPO edition: 1996-2000