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Samuel Rowlands

(1565—1630) satirist


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(?1565–1630),

a writer of satirical tracts, epigrams, jests, etc., mainly in verse. His works include a satire on the manners of Londoners, The Letting of Humors Blood in the Head‐Vaine (1600); 'Tis Merrie when Gossips Meete (1602), a vivid and dramatic character sketch of a widow, a wife, and a maid who meet in a tavern and converse; and Greene's Ghost (1602), on the subject of ‘coney‐catchers’ (see Greene, R.).

Subjects: Literature.


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