16th Century in Literature - New Poetry

New Poetry

1514

    • The Aeneid -Francesco Maria Molzo's translation into Italian, in consecutive unrhymed verse (forerunner of Blank verse)

1550

    • Sir Thomas Wyatt - Pentential Psalms

1557

    • Giovanni Battista Giraldi - Ercole
    • Tottel's Miscellany

1562

    • The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet - Arthur Brooke

1563

    • Barnabe Googe - Eclogues, Epitaphs, and Sonnets

1567

    • George Turberville - Epitaphs, Epigrams, Songs and Sonnets

1572

    • Luís de Camões - Os Lusíadas

1573

    • George Gascoigne - A Hundred Sundry Flowers

1575

    • Nicholas Breton - A Small Handful of Fragrant Flowers
    • George Gascoigne - The Posies

1576

    • The Paradise of Dainty Devices, the most popular of the Elizabethan verse miscellanies

1577

    • Nicholas Breton - The Works of a Young Wit and A Flourish upon Fancy

1579

1582

    • Thomas Watson - Hekatompathia or Passionate Century of Love

1590

    • Sir Philip Sidney - Arcadia
    • Edmund Spenser - The Faerie Queene, Books 1-3

1591

    • Sir Philip Sidney - Astrophel and Stella (published posthumously)

1592

    • Henry Constable - Diana

1593

  • Michael Drayton - The Shepherd's Garland
    • Giles Fletcher, the Elder - Licia

1594

1595

    • Thomas Campion - *Poemata

1596

    • Sir John Davies - Orchestra, or a Poeme of Dauncing
    • Michael Drayton - The Civell Warres of Edward the Second and the Barrons
    • Edmund Spenser - The Faerie Queene, Books 1-6

1597

    • Michael Drayton - Englands Heroicall Epistles

1598

    • Lope de Vega
      • La Arcadia
      • La Dragontea

1599

    • Sir John Davies
      • Hymnes of Astraea
      • Nosce Teipsum
    • George Peele - The Love of King David and Faire Bethsabe

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