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Selected Poetry of Robert Southwell, SJ (1561?-1595)


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 Burning Babe

Biographical information

Given name: Robert
Family name: Southwell, SJ
Birth date: 1561?
Death date: 21 February 1595
Nationality: English
Family relations
          father: Richard Southwell
          mother: Bridget Southwell
          sister: Mary Banistre
          sister: Margaret Sackville
Languages
          English
          Latin
Education: School at Douay
Religion: Roman Catholic
Patron: Dorothy Arundell
Literary period: Renaissance
Occupation: Priest: 1584
Residences
          Horsham St. Faith's Norfolk: 1561
          Arundel House, the Strand: 1591
Cause of death: Hanging
First RPO edition: 1996-2000