Thomas Phaer

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Thomas Phaer (c. 151012 August 1560) was an English lawyer, paediatrician, and author.




  • I that my slender oaten pipe in verse was wont to sound
    Of woods, and next to that I taught for husbandmen the ground,
    How fruit unto their greedy lust they might constrain to bring,
    A work of thanks: Lo now of Mars, and dreadful wars I sing,
    Of arms, and of the man of Troy, that first by fatal flight
    Did thence arrive to Lavine land, that now Italia hight.
    • Beginning of the first Book of the Aeneidos of Virgil, as quoted in The Oxford History of Poetry in English, Vol. IV (Oxford University Press, 2022), p. 269