Milton's Lycidas, was
See also:born in
See also:Ireland in 1612, the son of
See also:King, a member of a
See also:family which had migrated to Ireland .
See also:Edward King was admitted a pensioner of Christ's
See also:College, Cambridge, on the 9th of
See also:June 1626, and four years later was elected a
See also:fellow . Milton, though two years his
See also:senior and himself anxious to secure a fellowship, remained throughout on terms of the closest friendship with his
See also:rival, whose amiable character seems to have endeared him to the whole college . King served from 1633 to 1634 as praelector and tutor of his college, and was to have entered the
See also:church . His career, however, was cut
See also:short by the tragedy which inspired Milton's
See also:verse . In 1637 he set out for Ireland to visit his family, but on the roth of
See also:August the
See also:ship in which he was sailing struck on a
See also:rock near the Welsh
See also:coast, and King was drowned . Of his own writings many Latin poems contributed to different collections of Cambridge verse survive, but they are not of sufficient merit to explain the esteem in which he was held . A collection of Latin, Greek and
See also:English verse written in his memory by his Cambridge friends was printed at Cambridge in 1638, with the title Justa Edouardo King naufrago ab
See also:amicis moerentibus amoris et usstas xapev . The second
See also:part of this collection has a
See also:separate title-page, Obsequies to the Memorie of Mr Edward King,
See also:Anno Dom . 1638, and contains thirteen English poems, of which Lycidas 1 (signed J . M.) is the last .
CLARENCE KING (1842–1901)
EDWARD KING (1829–1910)
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