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(Bapitized 25 July 1556 - 9 November 1596 / London, England)

George Peele
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George Peele, was an English dramatist.


Peele was christened on 25 July 1556 at St James Garlickhythe in the City of London. His father, who appears to have belonged to a Devonshire family, was clerk of Christ's Hospital, and wrote two treatises on bookkeeping. Peele was educated at Christ's Hospital, and entered Broadgates Hall (Pembroke College), Oxford, in 1571. In 1574 he removed to Christ Church, taking his B.A. degree in 1577, and proceeding M.A. in 1579. In that year, the governors of Christ's Hospital requested their clerk to "discharge his house of his son, George Peele." He went up to London about 1580, but in 1583 when Albertus Alasco (Albert ... more »

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  • ''Let not my beauty's fire
    Inflame unstaid desire,
    Nor pierce any bright eye
    That wandereth lightly.''
    George Peele (1559-1596), British writer. David and Bethsabe (l. 36-40). . . Oxford Book of Light Verse, The. W. H. Auden, ed. (1938) Oxford Unive...
  • His golden locks time hath to silver turned;
    O time too swift, O swiftness never ceasing!
    His youth 'gainst time and age hath ever spurned,
    But spurned in vain; youth waneth by in...
    George Peele (1559-1596), British poet. Polyhymnia (l. 36-40). . . Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (Ne...
  • My love is fair, my love is gay,
    As fresh as bin the flowers in May
    And of my love my roundelay,
    My merry, merry, merry roundelay,
    Concludes with Cupid's curse,—
    George Peele (1559-1596), British writer. The Arraignment of Paris (l. 36-40). . . Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur Quille...
  • ''Mars and she played even and odd.''
    George Peele (1559-1596), British poet. The Hunting of Cupid (l. 36-40). . . Oxford Book of Sixteenth Century Verse, The. E. K. Chambers, comp. (1...
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