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Francis Quarles

(1592—1644) poet


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(1592–1644),

went abroad in the suite of the Princess Elizabeth on her marriage with the Elector Palatine. He made his reputation in the 1620s by a series of biblical paraphrases (e.g. A Feast for Wormes, 1620), but is chiefly remembered for his Emblemes (1635) and Hieroglyphikes of the Life of Man (1638). In 1639 he was appointed chronologer to the City of London. From 1640 he turned to prose, publishing pamphlets, some anonymous, holding a constitutionalist‐Royalist position.

Subjects: Literature — Christianity.


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