• Bispham, Thomas
  • Iter Australe, a Reginensibus Oxon. Anno 1658 expeditum
  • [Oxford]: [Queen’s College], 1658
  • The poem, in hexameter, recounts a journey from Oxford to the South, to Wiltshire and Hampshire, to visit the lands of Queen’s College, Oxford, in 1658. The author was a „gentleman commoner“ of the college and accompanied the provost and some other travellers on his trip. They visit i.a. Abingdon, Salisbury, Winchester and Sherborne. Bispham describes the landscape and towns using heroic language and style. He not only invokes his Muse, but also Hermes, a good choice for a traveller.

  • Geography – Verse – Poem
  • Secondary Literature:

    Henderson, Felicity: Erudite Satire in Seventeenth-century England. Diss. Monash University 2002.