James Howell's Lexicon Tetraglotton (1660) frontispiece,
Courtesy of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
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Poetasters. Base, Counterfaite, vnlearned. wit-lesse and wanton Poets that pester the World either with Idle vanities or odious villanies
Bartas: His Divine Weeks and Works, trans. Josuah Sylvester (1605)

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