Robert Allott, compiler, England's Parnassus, 1600 - title page

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Date:1600

Description:Popular verses by Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

Early references to the work of William Shakespeare appeared in print from 1592. This book is a collection of many short quotations from contemporary authors whose work was popular at the time. Those by Shakespeare are mainly from his early long poems Venus & Adonis (1593) and The Rape of Lucrece (1594).

Full title: England's Parnassus: the choysest flowers of our moderne poets, with there poeticall comparisons. Descriptions of Bewties, Personages, Castles, Pallaces, Mountaines, Groves, Seas, Springs, Rivers, &c. [compiled by Robert Allott]. Imprinted at London for N. L[ing], C.B[urby] and Th[omas]. Hayes, 1600.


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