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16331711
an English politician. On the death of the archbishop in 1694 Fairfax retired into private life at York, where he devoted himself to literary work, and to acting as the friend and mentor of the younger generations of his family. He carried on a correspondence with most of the literary men of his day. Some communications of his are among the correspondence of Bishop Richard Atterbury. He wrote a life of the Duke of Buckingham, translated the life of the Huguenot Philip Mornay, seigneur du Plessis, and several poems from his pen are extant, the principal of which is The Vocal Oak, a Lament upon Cutting down the Woods at Nun Appleton. He also edited and published The (Autobiographical) Short Memorials of his cousin, Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, in 1699.
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