Richard Barnfield (1574–1627) was an English poet.
Barnfield was born at Norbury, Staffordshire, and brought up in Newport, Shropshire. He was baptized on 13 June 1574, the son of Richard Barnfield, gentleman. His obscure though close relationship with William Shakespeare has long made him interesting to scholars. In November 1589 Barnfield matriculated at Brasenose College, Oxford, and took his degree in February 1592. He performed the exercise for his masters gown, but seems to have left the university abruptly, without proceeding to the M.A.
It is conjectured that he came up to London in 1593, and became acquainted with Watson, Drayton, and perhaps with Edmund ... more »
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In the merry month of May,Richard Barnfield (1574-1629), British poet. The Affectionate Shepherd (l. 13-14). . . Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur Qu...
Sitting in a pleasant shade,
Which a grove of myrtles made,
Beasts did leap, and birds did sing,
Trees did grow, and plants did spring:
''If music and sweet poetry agree,Richard Barnfield (1574-1629), British poet. To His Friend Master R.L., in Praise of Music and Poetry (l. 1-4). . . Elizabethan Lyrics. Norman Aul...
As they must needs (the sister and the brother),
Then must the love be great 'twixt thee and me,
Because thou lov'st the one, and I the other.''
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