Thomas Flatman

(1637—1688) miniature painter and man of letters

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(1637–88) Educated at Winchester College, and New College, Oxford, much esteemed as a painter of miniatures; he also wrote poetry. Poems and Songs (1674) contains ‘A Thought of Death’, ‘Death, a Song’, and ‘The Dying Christian to his Soul’, the last of which was imitated by Alexander Pope.

From The Oxford Companion to English Literature in Oxford Reference.

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