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Richard Corbet

(1582 - 1635 / England)

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Was born in 1582, the son of a nurseryman at Eweli, Surrey. At Oxford, to which he proceeded from Westminster school in 1597, he was noted as a wit. On taking orders he continued to display this talent from the pulpit, and James I., in consideration of his “fine fancy and preaching,” made him one of the royal chaplains. In 1620 he became vicar of Stewkley, Berkshire, and in the same year was made ... more »

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  • ''I wish thee peace in all thy ways,
    Nor lazy nor contentious days;
    And when thy soul and body part,
    As innocent as now thou art.''
    Richard Corbet (1582-1635), British poet. To His Son, Vincent Corbet (l. 17-20). . . Oxford Book of Children's Verse, The. Iona Opie and Peter Opi...
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