Drayton, Michael (15631631)

Drayton, Michael, an English poet, born In Warwickshire, like Shakespeare; was one of the three chief patriotic poets, Warner and Daniel being the other two, which arose in England after her humiliation of the pride of Spain, although he was no less distinguished as a love poet; his great work is his “Polyolbion,” in glorification of England, consisting of 30 books and 100,000 lines; it gives in Alexandrines “the tracts, mountains, forests, and other parts of this renowned isle of Britain, with intermixture of the most remarkable stories, antiquities, wonders, pleasures, and commodities of the same digested in a poem”; this was preceded by other works, and succeeded by a poem entitled “The Ballad of Agincourt,” pronounced one of the most spirited martial lyrics in the language (15631631).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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