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William Basse

(c. 1583—1653) poet


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(1583?–1653?)

English poet, author of a manuscript sonnet-epitaph on Shakespeare written before 1623, beginning:. Renowned Spenser, lie a thought more nighTo learned Chaucer, and rare Beaumont, lieA little nearer Spenser to make roomFor Shakespeare in your three-fold, four-fold tomb.

Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.


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