Aurelian Townshend


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travelled in France and Italy, then appears in 1632 as a writer of court masques. He seems to have collaborated with I. Jones in Albion's Triumph and to have contributed verses for the queen's masque of Tempe Restored. He enjoyed favour at the court of Charles I, as his lyric ‘On his hearing Her Majesty sing’ records. His poems were not collected, but scattered through various miscellanies, until E. K. Chambers's edition, Poems and Masks (1912).

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