A Poetical Rhapsody

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A collection of Elizabethan verse published by Francis Davison (?1575–?1619) and his brother Walter in 1602, ‘Containing Diverse Sonnets, Odes, Elegies, Madrigalls and other Poesies’. It includes ‘The Lie’, attributed to Ralegh; the song ‘In praise of a Beggar's Life’ quoted in The Compleat Angler; and poems by Greene, Wotton, Sidney, Spenser, Donne, and others.

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