Quarles, Francis (M)

Surname: Quarles
Forename(s): Francis
b. 1592. d. 8 September 1644. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Poet. Of Puritan heritage, he was a royalist and protestant. Studied law, but never became a lawyer. Spent brief time at court “in an unspecified honorary position.” In 1620, he began his literary career. He also wrote anonymous civil war tracts in 1644-45. In the late 1630s, he began a struggle with poverty that ended with his death. Biographical information: ODNB (KH)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 2
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Vanity of the World 1835-12-05 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 3357
The Human Frame Likened to a House 1837-12-09 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 3513