Randolph, Thomas

(1605-1635)
   The son of William Randolph, steward to Edward, Lord Zouch, he was born at Newnham-cum-Badby. Northamptonshire. At the age of nine or ten he wrote in verse the "History of the Incarnation of Our Savior." He was educated at Westminster School and graduated M.A. from Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1632, where he quickly assumed a reputation as a writer of English and Latin verse. In 1630 he published Aristippus, or the Joviall Philosopher, prose interspersed with verse in a satire on university education. In the same year he produced The Muse's Looking-Glass, followed by The Jealous Lovers (1634). Hey for Honesty, a comedy, was published posthumously in 1651. He died from smallpox. His volume Poems, with the Muses' Looking-Glasse and Amyntas, was published posthumously in 1638. Some of his poems: "A Devout Lover," "A Parley with His Empty Purse," "A Platonik Eligie," "In Praise of Women in General," "Maske for Lydia," "Necessary Observations," "On the Death of a Nightingale," "The Conceited Pedlar," "The Pedler," "The Song of Orpheus," "The Wedding Morne," "To a Painted Mistriss."
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