Crompton, Hugh

(circa 1657)
   From what can be deduced, Crompton was from Lancashire and from a well-to-do family who fell into financial difficulties, forcing Crompton to earn his living, which he seems to have done by his poetry. Sometime before 1687 he emigrated to Ireland. It seems that his education was cut short when his father's business failed. Hugh occupied his spare time writing poetry. His known publications: The Glory of Women, 1652. Pierides, 1657. Poems, 1657. Some of his poems: "A Walk in a Summer-morning," "Epigram LXVII: Time, the Interpreter," "Epigram VII: Winifred," "Loves Gain," "The Country Girl," "The Cruel Boy," "The Evil Temper," "To the Executioner."
   Sources: Dictionary of National Biography. Electronic Edition, 1.1. Oxford University Press, 1997. English Poetry: Author Search. Chadwyck-Healey Ltd., 1995 (http://www.lib.utexas.edu:8080/search/epoetry/author.html). Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources (http://library.stanford.edu). The National Portrait Gallery (www.npg.org.uk). The New Oxford Book of Seventeenth Century Verse. Alastair Fowler, ed. Oxford University Press (2004).

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