Poet Michael Drayton


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Drayton was born at Hartshill in Warwickshire and as a youth he became page to Sir Henry Goodere of Polesworth. He fell in love with Sir Henry's daughter, Anne, and worshipped her as 'Idea' in his poetry. Even after her marriage to Sir Henry Rainford he continued to celebrate her charms in verse, and he never married. He had wanted to be a poet from the age of ten, and achieved his ambition through hard work and a succession of noble patrons, in spite of some ill-fortune. His first work was a verse paraphrase of parts of the Old Testament...

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La Venue Du Printemps

Honorat de Beuil Seigneur de Racan

Enfin, Termes, les ombrages
Reverdissent dans les bois,
L'hiver et tous ses orages
Sont en prison pour neuf mois ;
Enfin la neige et la glace
Font à la verdure place,
Enfin le beau temps...

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Daniel Nester

Daniel Murlin Nester known as Daniel Nester, is a writer, editor, and poet. Biography Daniel Nester was raised in Maple Shade Township, New Jersey. His father, Michael Nester, is a truck driver and member of the Teamsters labor union from...

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