Sir John Davies as Guilpin’s Fuscus

Barber, Rosalind. 2015. Sir John Davies as Guilpin’s Fuscus. Notes and Queries, 62(4), pp. 553-554. ISSN 0029-3970 [Article]

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This article demonstrates that the satirical poet nicknamed 'Fuscus' in Everard Guilpin's Skialethia (1598) can be firmly identified as Sir John Davies, and that the epigram could not have been written earlier than February 2 in the year of publication.

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Guilpin, Skialethia, Fuscus, Davies, epigram

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English and Comparative Literature


10 December 2015Published

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12 Feb 2016 12:13

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29 Apr 2020 16:14

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