Breton, Nicholas

Breton, Nicholas

(brĕt`ən), 1551?–c.1623, English author, a prolific and versatile writer of verse and prose. His best work, written in a lyrical and pastoral vein, appeared in The Arbor of Amorous Devices (1597), England's Helicon (1600), and The Passionate Shepherd (1604).

Bibliography

See his poems (ed. with biography by J. Robertson, 1952); A Mad World My Masters and Other Prose Works (ed. by U. Kentish-Wright, 1929).

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Breton, Nicholas. "A pastoral of Phillis and Coridon." 1597.