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Selected Poetry of Samuel Butler (1613-1680)


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
© 2005, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

  1. Hudibras: Part I (excerpt)


Notes on Life and Works

Biographical information

Given name: Samuel
Family name: Butler
Birth date: 1613
Death date: 25 September 1680
Nationality: English
Family relations
          father: Samuel Butler
Language: English
Education
          Worcester free school
          Christ Church, Oxford ?: 1623
          Cambridge ?: 1627
          Westminster school to 1623
Honour: Lord President of Wales: 1660
Literary period: Seventeenth century
Occupations
          Clerk
          Secretary
          Steward of Ludlow Castle
Residences
          Covent Garden to 1680
          Wrest, Bedfordshire
          Bartonbridge: 1612
Illness: Gout
Cause of death: Consumption
Buried at: St. Paul's, Covent Garden
First RPO edition: 1996-2000