Abbot, John B.D.
- (fl. 1623)English poet and divine who embraced the Catholic religion and retired to the convent of St. John the Baptist at Antwerp. There, in 1623, he wrote Jesus Praefigured or a Poem of the Holy Name of Jesus (in five books). The work is dedicated to Charles, Prince of Wales (later Charles I, 1625-49). A second dedication is to Señora Doña Maria de Austria, the daughter of Philip III of Spain. He also wrote a long poem, "To the High and Mightie Prince, Charles, Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall, Earle of Chester." The Sad Condition of a Distracted Kingdome was published in 1645 and Devovt Rhapsodies in 1647. His poem "The Fable of Philo the Jew" is an imaginary conversation between God and the angels about creation.Sources: Dictionary of National Biography. Electronic Edition 1.1. Oxford University Press, 1997. ChadwyckHealey English Poetry Database: Jacobean and Caroline Poetry 1603-1660 (http://library.stanford.edu/depts/hasrg/hdis/engpo.html). Oldpoetry (www.oldpoetry.com). Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources (http://library.stanford.edu).
British and Irish poets. A biographical dictionary. William Stewart. 2015.
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