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1554, Nov 301572-15861586, Oct 17
an English poet, courtier, scholar, and soldier, who is remembered as one of the most prominent figures of the Elizabethan age. His works include Astrophel and Stella, The Defence of Poesy (also known as The Defence of Poetry or An Apology for Poetry), and The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia. Born at Penshurst Place, Kent, he was the eldest son of Sir Henry Sidney and Lady Mary Dudley. His mother was the eldest daughter of John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland, and the sister of Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester. Philip was educated at Shrewsbury School and Christ Church, Oxford.
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Anothergates: Of a different sort (a different "gate," or way) . Also anothergaines, anotherguess, anotherguise...
Dicker: As a noun. Ten; especially as a unit of exchange: a parcel of ten hides or skins. Roundabout (Old English d...
Hight: Called, named. Thus Philip Sidney (1580) : Even he, the King of glory hight. This form has survived, poetic...
Nis: (I) In Scandinavian folklore, a friendly goblin, which frequents barns and farmhouses. Identified with the ...
Pacolet: A magic horse, which can convey one instantly whithersoever one may desire. Also used of a very swift steed...
Trencher: A knife or other cutting instrument (14th to 16th century). A flat piece of wood (later, also metal or eart...
Wil: A variant form of will The faculty of conscious and intentional action; the power or exercise of deliberate...
Windlass: In addition to the contrivance familiar for weighing anchor on a ship, windlass (16th and 17th centuries) w...
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Sir Philip Sidney1554, Nov 301572
 
15861586, Oct 17

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