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Phineas Fletcher

(1582—1650) poet


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(1582–1650),

the elder son of Giles Fletcher the elder. Like his brother Giles Fletcher, he was a poet of the Spenserian school. His chief work, The Purple Island (1633), is an allegory of the human body and mind. Britain's Ida (1628), attributed to Spenser, appears to be his.

Subjects: Literature.


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