Southwell, Robert (15601595)

Southwell, Robert, poet, born in Norfolk; studied at Douay, and became a Jesuit priest; came to England as a missionary, was thrown into prison, tortured ten times by the rack, and at length executed at Tyburn as a traitor for disseminating Catholic doctrine; his poems are religious chiefly, and excellent, and were finally collected under the title “St. Peter's Complaint,” “Mary Magdalen's Tears, and Other Works”; “The Burning Babe” is characterised by Professor Saintsbury as a “splendid poem” (15601595).

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