Gosson, Stephen

Gosson, Stephen

(gŏs`ĭn), 1554–1624, English writer, b. Canterbury, grad. Oxford, 1576. He wrote three plays, all of which are lost and none of which seems to have been successful. He is best known for his attack on plays, poetry, and other arts in The School of Abuse (1579), which evoked in reply a defense from Thomas Lodge and Sir Philip Sidney's Apology for Poetry.
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Some say that the place was bewitched by a High German doctor, during the early days of the settlement; others, that an old Indian chief, the prophet or wizard of his tribe, held his powwows there before the country was discovered by Master Hendrick Hudson.