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Fletcher Giles

Fletcher, Giles (1588-1623), son of a Giles Fletcher who was also a poet and sometime ambassador to Russia, was born in London, and educated at Westminster and at Trinity College, Cambridge. He was afterwards rector of Aldington in Suffolk, and is spoken of by a contemporary as being thrown away upon his boorish parishioners. His chief work, Christ's Victory, was published in 1610, and written while he was at Trinity. He wrote also a prose tract, Reward of the Faithfull, etc, Fletcher, Phineas, brother of Giles, but0 whether older or younger is unknown (c. 1582-c. 1650), was an English poet, chiefly known by his Purple Island andhis Piscatory Eclogues. The former is a description of man after the style of Spenser, and founded upon a part of the Faery Queen. Some of it is rather anatomy than poetry, but in the part that describes the mental composition of man are many fine passages and much bold imagery. The Piscatory Eclogues also have much merit. Milton is said to have borrowed some ideas from Fletcher.