1535 ca1577, Oct 7
an English poet, soldier and unsuccessful courtier. He is considered the most important poet of the early Elizabethan era, following Sir Thomas Wyatt and Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey and leading to the emergence of Philip Sidney. He was the first poet to deify Queen Elizabeth I, in effect establishing her cult as a virgin goddess married to her kingdom and subjects. Most of his works were published during the last years of his life after his return from the wars.
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Himpnes: A variant of hymns. George Gascoigne in CERTAIN NOTES OF INSTRUCTION (1575) wrote that the most frequent ve...
Leese: (1) The earlier form of lose, in all Its senses. A common Old English word, continuing through the 16th cen...
Mumpsimus: An old fogey; an obstinate adherent to old and erroneous ways; also, an old notion or tradition pigheadedly...
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