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15631631, Dec 23
an English poet who came to prominence in the Elizabethan era. In 1591 he produced his first book, The Harmony of the Church, a volume of spiritual poems, dedicated to Lady Devereux. It is notable for a version of the Song of Solomon, executed with considerable richness of expression. However, with the exception of forty copies, seized by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the whole edition was destroyed by public order. Nevertheless, Drayton published a vast amount within the next few years.
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Slade: A dingle or dell; a woodland glade; in some parts of England, a strip of greensward or of boggy land. Gower...
Stound: This common early form is a gathering of several roots and many meanings. It appears also as stund, stond, ...
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