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Josuah Sylvester

(c. 1563—1618) poet and translator


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(c. 1563–1618),

a London merchant who translated into rhyming couplets The Divine Weeks and Works of Du Bartas (1592–1608). The edition of 1621 contained many of Sylvester's other works, including his poems in the important collection Lachrymae Lachrymarum (1613). This contained elegies by John Hall and Donne, among others, on Prince Henry, to whom Sylvester had attached himself.

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