Ker, Patrick

Ker, Patrick
(f1. 1691)
   A Scottish Episcopalian who migrated to London during the reign of Charles II. His publications: An Eleg y on the Deplorable, and Never Enough to Be Lamented Death, of the Illustrious, and Serene Charles the II, 1685. Flosculum Poeticum. Poems Divine and Humane, Panegyrical, Satyrical, Ironical, 1684 (which includes an artistic impression of Charles II hiding in the oak, and a number of scurrilous rhymes and anagrams on Oliver Cromwell). The Conquest of Eloquence: Containing Two Witty Orations, The First Spoke by Ajax: The Second by Ulysses, 1690. The Map of Man's Misery: or, The Poor Man's Pocket-Book: Being a Perpetual Almanack of Spiritual Meditations or Compleat Directory for One Endless Week, 1690 (which includes the poem The Glass of Vain Glory). The Mournful Mite: Or the True Subject's Sigh. On the Death of the Illustrious and Serene Charles II, 1685. Scotland's Loyalty, Or, Sorrowfull Sighs on the Death of Our Late Sovereign His Sacred Majesty, Charles II, 1685. A Poem on the Coronation of James the II. King of Great-Britain, France and Ireland, andc. Who Was Crowned at Westminster-Abbey the 23 of April, 1685, 1685.
   Sources: Dictionary of National Biography. Electronic Edition 1.1. Oxford University Press, 1997. English Poetry, Second Edition Bibliography ( English Poetry: Author Search. Chadwyck-Healey Ltd., 1995 (

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