Mill (Mille), Humphrey

Mill (Mille), Humphrey
(fl. 1646)
   The son of William Mille from Sussex, he was educated at Queen's College, Oxford. Nothing else is known of him. In 1638 he published Poems Occasioned by a Melancholy Vision, Or a Melancholy Vision upon Divers Theames Enlarged, which he describes as "the first fruits of his poore indeavours in this kinde," dedicated to Thomas, earl of Winchelsea. His second publication was A Nights Search: Discovering the Nature and Condition of all sorts of Night-Walkers: with their Associates, As also the Life and Death of Many of Them (1640), dedicated to the Earl of Essex. His final publications was The Second Part of the Nights Search discovering the Condition of the various Fowles of Night. Or, the Second great Mystery of Iniquity Exactly Revealed (1646), dedicated to Robert, earl of Warwick (Fowles of Night are not hens but people intent in mischief.) Some of his poems: "A Proeme to the Search," "Concerning Death," "Good Vse of Time," "Of Life," "The Allvring Sleights of Sin, and Promises," "The Resolutions of the Muse, in Her Pilgrimage," "To All Judges, Justices, Church-Wardens, Constables," "To the Fowles of Night."
   Sources: Dictionary of National Biography. Electronic Edition 1.1. Oxford University Press, 1997. English Poetry: Author Search. Chadwyck-Healey Ltd., 1995 (

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