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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- And If I Did, What Then?
- Fie, Pleasure, Fie!
- You must not wonder, though you think it...
- The Looks Of A Lover Enamoured
- For That He Looked Not Upon Her
- A Lover's Lullaby
- Gascoigne's Lullaby
- Inscription In A Garden
- Sonnet VII
- The Night is Near Gone
- At Beauty's Bar As I Did Stand
- Sonnet I
- Sonnet VI
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(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)
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