Item I/ii/04 - The Poems of Richard Corbet

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GB 2014 WS-01-GRE-I/ii/04


The Poems of Richard Corbet


  • 1957 (Accumulation)
  • 1807 (Publication)

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8vo, 1 volume

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CORBET, RICHARD, son of Vincent Corbet, Ewell, Surrey, nurseryman; b.; adm.; QS; failed to obtain election to either university 1598; Broadgates Hall, Oxford, matr. 7 Apr 1598, aged 15; migrated to Christ Church, Oxford, Canoneer Student 1599-1620; BA 1602; MA 1605; BD and DD 1617; Proctor 1612; ordained; Vicar of Cassington, Oxfordshire; Chaplain to James I; Prebendary of Salisbury 11 Jan 1620 – res by Jun 1631; Vicar of Stewkley, Bucks., from 1620; Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, 24 Jun 1620 - Oct 1628; consecrated Bishop of Oxford 19 Oct 1628; translated to Norwich 7 May 1632; a strong churchman who admonished his clergy for puritan practices; an intimate friend of Ben Jonson (qv); famous for his conviviality, witty sayings, and practical jokes; his collected poems were first published in 1647; m. Alice, dau. of Leonard Hutten (qv); d. 28 Jul 1635. DNB.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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Fourth edition. Engraved frontispiece from the original portrait in Ch. Ch. Oxon;

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  • English


  • Latin


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