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an English poet. He translated into English heroic couplets the scriptural epic of Guillaume du Bartas. His Essay of the Second Week was published in 1598; and in 1604 The Divine Weeks of the World's Birth. The Sepmaines of Du Bartas appealed most to his English and German co-religionists. His popularity ceased with the Restoration, and John Dryden called his verse "abominable fustian."
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