The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Translator of Tasso, born at Denton, Yorkshire, where he spent a quiet and studious life; his stately translation of Tasso's "Gerusalemme Liberata" was published in 1600, and holds rank as one of the best poetical translations in the language; he wrote also a "Discourse" on witchcraft (about 1572-1632).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Fairfax, Edward'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/f/fairfax-edward.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.