Browne, William

Browne, William

(William Browne of Tavistock) (tăv`ĭstŏk'), 1591?–1645?, English poet. An imitator of Spenser, he did his finest work in pastoral poetry, of which Britannia's Pastorals (1613, 1616, 1825) and The Shepherd's Pipe (with George Wither et al., 1614) are the best examples.
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Certain writers who greatly intrigue me were Thomas Browne, William Carlos Williams, Chekhov and, of course, our own Dannie Abse, about whose work I have written warmly.
Sir Philip Sidney, Robert Greene, Thomas Nash, Christopher Marlowe, Michael Drayton, Thomas Dekker, John Donne, Sir Walter Raleigh, Robert Herrick, Andrew Marvell, Thomas Heywood, Thomas Campion, William Browne, William Drummond, and Phineas Fletcher all wrote pastoral poetry.
Individual chapters then treat Richard Verstegan; Sir Robert Cotton and his library; John Selden; James Ussher; Sir Henry Spelman and William Somner; John Weever; Sir William Dugdale; Thomas Browne, William Burton and Thomas Fuller; and John Aubrey.