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Date:1603

Description:Dedicatory verses to a noble patron of Shakespeare's contemporary.

Members of Queen Elizabeth's court, both men and women, as well as the Queen herself, enjoyed the work of poets and playwrights, offering them their patronage and receiving dedicatory verses in recognition of their assistance.

Full title: Michel de Montaigne,(1533-1592) The Essayes of Lo: Michaell de Montaigne now done into English by John Florio, London, Val. Sims for Edward Blount, 1603.


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