Thomas Flatman (1637 - 1688 / England)
English poet and miniature painter. There were several editions of his Poems and Songs (1674). One of his self-portraits is in the Victoria and Albert Museum. A portrait of Charles II is in the Wallace Collection, London. His miniatures are noted for their vitality
English miniature painter and poet. He was the son of a clerk in Chancery and entered the Inner Temple in 1658; he was called to the Bar in 1662. Among his earliest verses are lines prefixed to Sir William Sanderson’s Graphice (1658), a work containing a description of the art of miniature painting, based on Edward Norgate’s writings.
Flatman divided his career between writing poetry (in which his earnest ... more »
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''Till she grows as grey as a cat,''Thomas Flatman (1637-1688), British poet. On Marriage (l. 7). . . New Oxford Book of English Light Verse, The. Kingsley Amis, ed. (1978) Oxford Un...
''How happy a thing were a wedding,Thomas Flatman (1637-1688), British poet. On Marriage (l. 1-4). . . New Oxford Book of English Light Verse, The. Kingsley Amis, ed. (1978) Oxford ...
And a bedding,
If a man might purchase a wife
For a twelvemonth and a day;''