George Gascoigne (1535 – 7 October 1577 / Cardington, Bedfordshire)
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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- A Lover's Lullaby
- And If I Did, What Then?
- At Beauty's Bar As I Did Stand
- Fie, Pleasure, Fie!
- For That He Looked Not Upon Her
- Gascoigne's Lullaby
- Inscription In A Garden
- Praise of the Fair Bridges, afterwards L...
- Sonnet I
- Sonnet II
- Sonnet III
- Sonnet IV
- Sonnet V
- Sonnet VI
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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.''