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John Dickenson

(c. 1570—1636) author and government official


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(c.1570–1635/6) Minor Elizabethan writer and government official. His Arisbas (1594) is a euphuistic romance and The Shepheardes Complaint (?1596), written in English hexameters with connecting prose passages, is reminiscent of Philip Sidney's Arcadia. His Greene in Conceipt (1598), reviving Robert Greene from his grave, tells the ‘Tragique Historie of faire Valeria of London’.

From The Oxford Companion to English Literature in Oxford Reference.

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