George Gascoigne was an English poet, soldier, artist, 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. His most noted works include A Discourse of the Adventures of Master FJ (1573), an account of courtly sexual intrigue and one of the earliest English prose fictions; The Supposes, (performed in 1566, printed in 1573), an early translation of Ariosto and the first comedy written in English prose, ... more »
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- Fie, Pleasure, Fie!
- And If I Did, What Then?
- For That He Looked Not Upon Her
- A Lover's Lullaby
- You must not wonder, though you think it...
- Gascoigne's Lullaby
- The Looks Of A Lover Enamoured
- Sonnet VII
- Sonnet I
- Inscription In A Garden
- The Steel Glass
- At Beauty's Bar As I Did Stand
- The Night is Near Gone
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''Sing lullaby, as women do,George Gascoigne (1539-1577), British poet, dramatist. The Lullaby of a Lover (l. 1-4). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison ...
Wherewith they bring their babies to rest;
And lullaby can I sing too,
As womanly as can the best.''
''Full many wanton babes have I,George Gascoigne (1539-1577), British poet, dramatist. The Lullaby of a Lover (l. 7-8). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison ...
Which must be stilled with lullaby.''
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(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)
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