Who is Giles Fletcher

Giles Fletcher (also known as Giles Fletcher, The Younger) (1586? – Alderton, Suffolk, 1623) was an English cleric and poet chiefly known for his long allegorical poem Christ's Victory and Triumph (1610).

Life

Fletcher was the younger son of Giles Fletcher the Elder (Ambassador to Russia of Elizabeth I and brother to Bishop Richard Fletcher of London, chaplain to Queen Elizabeth I), and the brother of the poet Phineas Fletcher, and cousin of the dramatist John Fletcher. Educated at Westminster School and Trinity College, Cambridge, he remained in Cambridge after his ordination, becoming Reader in Greek Grammar in 1615 and Reader in Greek Language in 1618. In 1619 left to become rector of Alderton in Suffolk. Fletcher enjoyed the patronage of the Puritan philanth...
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Giles Fletcher Poems

  • Wooing Song
    Love is the blossom where there blows
    Every thing that lives or grows:
    Love doth make the Heav'ns to move,
    And the Sun doth burn in love:...
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World 1 Joyful 1 Bright 1 Play 1 Shade 1 Weak 1 Sweet 1 Shore 1 Wild 1 Fresh 1


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Predmoresj: poem: “the slaughter of the innocents” by” giles fletcher
Predmoresj: poem: “the slaughter of the innocents” by giles fletcher
Bjirish: help me make sense of this giles fletcher sonnet. when "tyrant sicknesse, fedde upon my love," are we to take that she literally got an illness, which changed the speaker's outlook? obviously one always looks for metaphor in cases like this, but i think it may be concrete here?
Ldeutc: thanks to guest speakers shermara fletcher, dominic hamilton, christopher botu, giles-sarsah abban and jean-pascal barbe for inspiring our learners at our black history month celebration event. to read more:
Edherdman: after all these years, jessica fletcher is finally reunited with frank - and her good friends seth, ethan, and of course preston giles. she's likely survived by another good friend, michael hagarty (current whereabouts or alias unknown).
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