Heyrick, Thomas

(1649-1694)
   Born at Market Harborough, Leicestershire, he was educated at Peterhouse, Cambridge, from where he graduated M.A. in 1675. In 1671 he was among the contributors to the collection of Cambridge verses on the death of Anne, Duchess of York. He was appointed curate of Market Harborough, Leicestershire, and died and was buried there. In 1685 he published The Character of a Rebel: A Sermon preached on the Day of Thanksgiving for His Majesties Victory over the Rebels, with a dedication to Edward Griffin, Esq., treasurer of the Great Chamber. His Miscellany Poems was published in 1691 with a dedication to the Countess of Rutland. Many of his poems relate to animals. The New Atlantis: A Poem, in Three Books, With Some Reflections Upon the Hind and the Panther was published in 1694. Some of his other publications: Some of his poems: "Martial," "On a Peacock," "On a Sunbeam," "On an Indian Tomineois, the Least of Birds," "On the Crocodile," "On the Death of a Monkey," "The Submarine Voyage."
   Sources: Dictionary of National Biography. Electronic Edition 1.1. Oxford University Press, 1997. English Poetry, Second Edition Bibliography (http://collections.chadwyck.co.uk/html/ep2/bibliography/g.htm). English Poetry: Author Search. Chadwyck-Healey Ltd., 1995 (http://www.lib.utexas.edu:8080/search/epoetry/author.html). Fellow Mortals: An Anthology of Animal Verse. Roy Fuller, ed. Macdonald and Evans, 1981. On Wings of Song: Poems about Birds. J.D. McClatchy, ed. Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. The Cavalier Poets. Robin Skelton, ed. Oxford University Press, 1970. The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 (http://www.columbiagrangers.org). The Metaphysical Poets. Helen Gardner, ed. Penguin Books, 1969. The Poetical Works of Robert Herrick: F.W. Moorman, ed. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1815.

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