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Diogo Bernardes (c. 1530–1605)

Bernardes, Diogo (ber-när’des). A Portuguese poet; born in Ponte de Lima, about 1530; died in 1605. He was called in his day “the Sweet Singer of the Lima,” a streamlet immortalized in his verse. He left his native valley in 1550 and attached himself to the mastersinger Sá de Miranda, who lived retired on his estate Quinta da Tapada. Here Bernardes composed verses in all kinds, elegies, sonnets, odes, songs, full of tender sympathies and perfect melody. Here he wrote: ‘The Lima’; ‘Various Rimes—Flowers from Lima’s Banks’; ‘Various Rimes to the Good Jesu.’