Richard Carew (antiquary)


Richard Carew (antiquary)

Richard Carew (1555–1620) was a Cornish translator and antiquary.

A county gentleman of Cornwall, he was educated at Christ Church, Oxford where he was a contemporary of Sir Philip Sydney and William Camden, and then at the Middle Temple. He made a translation of the first five cantos of Tasso's "Jerusalem Delivered" (1594), more correct than that of Edward Fairfax. Other works were "The Survey of Cornwall" (1602), and an "Epistle concerning the Excellencies of the English Tongue" (1605).

He served as High Sheriff of Cornwall, and as MP for Saltash and later Mitchell. His son Richard Carew was created a Baronet in 1641 (see Carew Baronets).

Publications

*"The Survey of Cornwall" 1602; Tamar Books, 2000, ISBN 0-85025-389-6

References

*A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature

External links

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