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Selected Poetry of George Puttenham (ca. 1529-1591)


from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to prose

  1. The Arte of Poesie (1589)


Notes on Life and Works

Edmund Bolton attributed The Arte of English Poesie, published anonymously, to George Puttenham in Hypercritica (composed by Bolton in 1621, published in 1722). Puttenham was the nephew of Sir Thomas Elyot, the maker of the first Latin-English dictionary. Little else is known of Puttenham's life or works.

Biographical information

Given name: George
Family name: Puttenham
Birth date: ca. 1529
Death date: 1591
Nationality: English
Family relations
          father: Robert Puttenham
          mother: Margery Puttenham
          wife: Elizabeth Paulet Puttenham
          brother: Richard Puttenham
          sister: Margery Throckmorton
Languages
          English
          Italian
          Latin
          Greek
Literary period: Renaissance
First RPO edition: 1998