Corbet, Richard, Dd

Corbet, Richard, D.D.

an English prelate and poet, was born at Ewell, in Surrey, in 1582, and was educated at Westminster School and Christ Church, Oxford, where, in 1605, he entered into holy orders. In 1618 he went to France, and wrote his Epistle to Sir Thomas Aylesbury, and his Journey to France, one of his popular poems. King James I made him one of his chaplains in ordinary, and in 1620 advanced him to the deanship of Christ Church. At this time he was vicar of Cassington, near Woodstock, in Oxfordshire. He was promoted to the see of Oxford September 24, 1628, and April 7, 1632, was translated to that of Norwich. He died July 28, 1635. His poems, after passing through three editions, were carefully revised and published by his biographer, Mr. Gilchrist. See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.

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