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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