Michael Drayton, Polyolbion, 1613 - 13th Song, p. 213

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Date:1613

Description:Warwickshire, and Shakespeare's ‘merrie meeting’.

According to John Ward, writing in the 1660s, Shakespeare had a 'merrie meeting' with Drayton, and the playwright Ben Jonson in 1616, after which Shakespeare became ill and died. The thirteenth song in Polyolbion, seen here, is Drayton's description of Warwickshire, his native county.

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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