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Definitions of NICHOLAS BRETON
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An English poet of whose life little is known (1545-1626). He was very versatile, and wrote moral and religious poems, satires, romances, books of character, a complete letter-writer, pastorals, and lyrics. At his best his verse compares favorably with the sweetest of the Elizabethan singers. Some of his works have only lately been recovered. Grosart, "Breton's Poems".
By Charles Dudley Warner
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