1560 in poetry

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Works published[edit]


Great Britain[edit]

  • Anonymous, Dane Hew, publication year conjectural (sometime from this year to 1584); comic tale of a lecherous monk murdered by an enraged husband, in which the corpse is moved back and forth between the murder scene and an abbey[3]
  • William Baldwin, The Funeralles of King Edward the Sixt[3]
  • Thomas Churchyard, The Contention Betwyxte Churchyard and Camell, upon David Dycers Dreame[3]
  • Barnabe Googe, The Zodiac of Life, Books 1–3, translation of Marcello Palingenio Stellato's Zodiacus vitae (c. 1528); see also, editions of 1561, 1565[3]
  • John Heywood, A Fourth Hundred of Epygrams ("Fourth Hundred" actually means "fifth"; see also An Hundred Epigrammes 1550, Works 1562[3]
  • Ann Lok, Sermons of John Calvin including (as Part 2), Meditation of a Penitent Sinner: Written in maner of a paraphrase upon the 51. Psalme of David — generally regarded as the first sonnet sequence in English[3][4]
  • Edward More, The Defence of Women, a reply to The Schole House of Women, which was anonymously published in 1541 (other replies Edward Gosynhyll's The Prayse of all Women and A Dyalogue Defensyve for Women against Malycyous Detractours by Robert Burdet, both 1542); Great Britain[3]



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See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b France, Peter, editor, The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French, 1993, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-866125-8
  2. ^ Weinberg, Bernard, ed., French Poetry of the Renaissance, Carbondale, Illinois: Southern Illinois University Press, Arcturus Books edition, October 1964, fifth printing, August 1974 (first printed in France in 1954), ISBN 0-8093-0135-0, "Pierre de Ronsard" p 70
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Cox, Michael, editor, The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-860634-6
  4. ^ Preminger, Alex and T. V. F. Brogan, et al., The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, 1993. New York: MJF Books/Fine Communications
  5. ^ Carmi, T., The Penguin Book of Hebrew Verse, p 125, Penguin, 1981, ISBN 978-0-14-042197-2