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Gilbert Swinhoe
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Very little is known for certain about the life of Gilbert Swinhoe aside from what is said in the three prefatory sonnets that accompany his only known published work, The unhappy fair Irene (1658). One sonnet, ‘To his dear Brother, the Author’, authored by a ‘Ja. Swinhoe’, suggests a family connection. Another, authored by Eldred Revett, refers to Gilbert as a ‘much honoured Kinsman’, and the last s…

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Moberly, David C., “Gilbert Swinhoe”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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