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Edward Fairfax (d. c. 1635)

Fairfax, Edward. An English poet; died about 1635; the time of his birth is unknown. He made a metrical translation, ‘Godfrey of Boulogne’ (1600), of Tasso’s ‘Jerusalem Delivered’ and dedicated it to Queen Elizabeth; it was highly esteemed by James I., is still highly valued, and on this, rather than on his own ‘Eclogues,’ the fame of Fairfax as a poet rests. He is also author of a ‘Discourse on Witchcraft,’ first published in 1858.