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Sir Philip Sidney

1554 - 1586
English poet, courtier, scholar and soldier, Sir Philip Sidney was regarded as the ideal gentleman in his days. Nowadays, he is still remembered as one of the most prominent figures of the Elizabethan age. His essay, The Defense of Poetry, has enabled to introduice the Renaissance theorists’ critical ideas to England while his Astrophel and Stella is considered as one of the finest Elizabethan sonnet cycle.


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Loving in truth, and fain in verse my love to show,
That she (dear she) might take some pleasure of... [+]