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Arthur Golding

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(1535/6–1606)

Translator into English of Latin and French works, including Ovid's Metamorphoses (1565, 1567), Caesar's Gallic War (1565), the Roman historian Justin's abbreviation...

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heptameter

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[hep-tamm-ĕt-er]

A metrical verse line composed of seven feet (see foot). In the context of English verse, in which a heptameter is a seven-stress line, it is often referred to as...

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poulter's measure

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A metre consisting of alternate lines of twelve and fourteen syllables, i.e. iambic hexameters and fourteeners, used by Surrey and some other 16th‐century poets. The name comes from the...

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William Warner

Overview page. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

(c. 1558–1609),

published Pan his Syrinx, seven prose tales (1584). His chief work was Albions England, a metrical British history, with mythical and fictitious episodes, extending...

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