Michael Drayton, Polyolbion, 1613 - title page.

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Date:1613

Description:Drayton: the other Warwickshire poet: a friend of Shakespeare.

Drayton's most well-known poem Polyolbion (1613) comprises thirty 'songs' which form a survey of England in verse couplets. Between 1597 and 1602 Drayton worked with Philip Henslowe and the actors known as the Admiral's Men on about twenty plays. It was about this time that Drayton and Shakespeare may have been acquainted.

Full title: Michael Drayton, Poly-olbion, or a chorographicall description of Great Britaine, digested in a poem by Michael Drayton, London, H.L. for Mathew Lownes, I. Browne, I. Helme and I. Busbie, 1613.


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