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Edmund Waller (1606–1687)

Waller, Edmund. An English poet and parliamentarian; born at Coleshill, March 3, 1606; died at Beaconsfield, Oct. 21, 1687. He published a volume of poems in 1645, and again in 1664, which ran through many editions. The eighteenth century considered him the first correct versifier, using the heroic couplet with masterful smoothness. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).