Austin, William. A lawyer of Lincoln's Inn in the time of Charles I. His widow, Ann Austin, published in 1635, his
Devotionis Avgvstinianae Flamma. This contains 3 carols for Christmas Day, 3 poems for Good Friday, 1 for tbe Annunciation, and a poem by himself in anticipation of his own death. They are all of merit, and 4 may be found reprinted in Days & Seasons, 3rd ed., 1857, London, Mozley. In the Harleian manuscript Kalph Crane's A Handful of Celestial Flowers contains other hymns, one of which, with Austin's initials, has been printed by Farr in his Select Poetry of James I. It begins, "What a gracious God have we." The popular carol--
"All this night bright Angels sing,
Never was such carolling."
No. xli. in Bramley and Stainer'… Go to person page >