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1554, Oct 31628, Sep 30
an Elizabethan poet, dramatist, and statesman who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1581 and 1621, when he was raised to the peerage. Greville is best known by his biography of Sidney, the full title of which expresses the scope of the work. He includes some autobiographical matter in what amounts to a treatise on government. Greville's poetry consists of closet tragedies, sonnets, and poems on political and moral subjects. His style is grave and sententious.
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