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George Gascoigne (d. 1577)

Gascoigne, George (gas-koin’). An English poet; born perhaps in Westmoreland, about 1535; died in Stamford, Linconshire, Oct. 7, 1577. ‘The Steele Glas’ (1576) is probably the first English satire written in blank verse; ‘Jocasta,’ a tragedy based on Dolce’s ‘Giocasta,’ in turn going back to Euripides through a Latin version; a comedy, ‘The Supposes’ (1566), translated from Ariosto; ‘Posies’ (1575), to which was prefixed ‘Certayne Notes of Instruction concerning the Making of Verse or Ryme’; and ‘The Glasse of Government’ (1575), are his principal works.