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Selected Poetry of Nicholas Breton (ca. 1554-after 1625)

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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
© 2005, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

  1. The Passionate Shepherd

Notes on Life and Works

Biographical information

Given name: Nicholas
Family name: Breton
Birth date: ca. 1554
Death date: after 1625
Pseudonym: Pasquil
Nationality: English
Family relations
          father: William Breton
          mother: Elizabeth Breton
          wife: Ann Breton (from 14 January 1592)
Language: English
Education: Oxford
Patron: Mary Countess of Pembroke
Literary period: Renaissance
          St. Giles Without Cripplegate, London: 1555
          Holborn, London: 1577
First RPO edition: 1996-2000