Edward de Vere
Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (12 April 1550 – 24 June 1604) was an Elizabethan courtier, playwright, poet, sportsman, patron of numerous writers, and sponsor of at least two acting companies, Oxford's Men and Oxford's Boys, and a company of musicians. He was born at Castle Hedingham to the 16th Earl of Oxford and the former Margery Golding.
Oxford was one of the leading patrons of the Elizabethan age and, during his lifetime, 33 works were dedicated to the Earl, including publications on religion, philosophy, medicine and music. The focus of his patronage, however, was literary, with 13 of the books presented to him either original or translated works of world literature. ... more »
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''Were I a king, I could command content;Edward De Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (1550-1604), British poet. Edward De Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford. A Choice (l. 1-2). OxBSP. Oxford Book of Short Poe...
Were I obscure, hidden should be my cares;
''A doubtful choice, of these three which to crave,Edward De Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (1550-1604), British poet. Edward De Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford. A Choice (l. 5-6). OxBSP. Oxford Book of Short Poe...
A kingdom, or a cottage, or a grave.''
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