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Thomas Fairfax's Poetry: Material Included in Markham's Life of Fairfax

Clements Markham
Clements R. Markham

Clements Markham, Life of the Great Lord Fairfax, Commander-in-chief of the Army of the Parliament of England (New York: Macmillan and Co., 1870)

"Appendix A. Selections from the Poems of Thomas Third Lord Fairfax. [The 18th Psalm from the MS. at Leeds Castle; the rest from the MSS. in the Bodleian Library.]", pp. 415–427

Markham gives this selection the title "The Employment of My Solitude" (taken from MS. Fairfax 40).

  • "The Preface to the Psalms", p. 415
  • "Psalm XVIII", pp. 415–418
  • "Honny dropps", p. 419
  • "The Solitude", pp. 419–423
  • "The Christian Warfare" (extracts), pp. 423–424
  • "Life & Death Compared", p. 425
  • "Shortness of Life", pp. 425–426
  • "Upon a Patch Face", p. 426
  • "Upon an ill Husband", pp. 426–427
  • "Proverbs", p. 427 [CRM provides just two]


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