|Short Name:||Robert Southwell|
|Full Name:||Southwell, Robert, Saint, 1561?-1595|
|Birth Year (est.):||1561|
Southwell, Robert, was b. at Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk, about 1561, educated at Paris and at Rome, and entered the Society of Jesus at Rome, Oct. 17, 1578. He spent part of his noviciate at Tournai in Belgium, but returned to Rome and completed his studies there. After being ordained priest in 1584, he returned to England in 1586. He was arrested in 1592 on the charge of high treason, committed to the Tower of London, formally tried at Westminster, Feb. 21, 1594-5, and executed the next day at Tyburn.
His Poetical Works were collected in 1856 by W. B. Turnbull, and re-edited in 1872 more completely and more carefully by Dr. A. B. Grosart, from the Add. manuscript 10422 in the British Museum, from a manuscript, perhaps autograph, at Stonyhurst College, Lanes., and from the printed editions of the individual works. One of his carols is noted at p. 210, ii., one of his translations at p. 663, ii., three additional are in the Arundel Hymns, 1902. They are all in Grosart's edition and are here cited as they are found in the Add. 10422, the spelling being preserved:—
1. As I in hoarie winters nyght. [Christmas]. At f. 10 b. This is the admirable poem entitled "The Burning Babe."
2. Behoulde a seelie tender Babe. [Christmas.] At f. 11. See p. 210, ii.
3. In Paschall fest, ye ende of auntient rite. [Holy Communion.] At f. 17 b.
4. Let folly prayse that phaney loues. [Christmas.] At f. 9. The Arundel reads "what fancy loves."
5. Prayse, 0 Syon, prayse, prayse thy Saviour. At f. 16. From the "Lauda Sion," p. 663, ii.
See also notices in the Month for Oct. 1894, and Feb. and March 1895, and in the Dublin Review, Oct. 1903. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
|Texts by Robert Southwell (22)||As||Instances|
|As I in hoary winter's night stood shivering...||Robert Southwell (Author)||2|
|Before my face the picture hangs||Robert Southwell (Author)||2|
|Behold a simple, tender babe||Robert Southwell (Author)||6|
|Come to your heaven, you heavenly choirs||Robert Southwell (Author)||2|
|Readings||Robert Southwell (Author)||1|
|He that his mirth hath lost||Robert Southwell (Author)||2|
|I dwell in grace's courts||Robert Southwell, 1562-1594 (Author)||2|
|I praise him most, I love him best, all praise and love is his||Robert Southwell (Author)||2|
|If virtue be thy guide||Robert Southwell, 1562-1569 (Author)||2|
|In Paschal feast, ye end of ancient rite||Robert Southwell (Author)||2|
|Let folly praise that fancy loves||Robert Southwell (Author)||5|
|O Lord my sins doth overcharge thy breast||Robert Southwell (Author)||2|
|O pleasant spot, O place of rest||Robert Southwell (Author)||2|
|Our Savior, pattern of true holiness||Robert Southwell (Author)||2|
|Praise, O Zion, praise thy Savior||Robert Southwell (Author)||1|
|The lopped tree in time may grow again||Robert Southwell, 1562-1594 (Author)||2|
|This little Babe so few days old||R. Southwell, c. 1561-96 (Author)||3|
|To blaze the rising of this glorious sun||Robert Southwell (Author)||2|
|When thou dost talk with God, by prayer I mean||Robert Southwell (Author)||3|
|When words are weak||Robert Southwell (Author)||2|
|Who lives in love, loves least to live||Robert Southwell (Author)||2|
|Yet God's must I remain||Robert Southwell (Author)||2|