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Juan del Encina (1468?–1529?)

Encina, Juan del (en-thē’nä). A celebrated Spanish dramatist; born at Salamanca, about 1468; died there, about 1529. His first volume of poems, ‘The Song-Book,’ contained also a dissertation on ‘The Art of Castilian Poesy’ or ‘The Art of Poetic Invention.’ His lyrics are full of charm and lively wit. He wrote fourteen dramas: eight are shepherd-plays or eclogues, the rest are pieces for Church holy seasons. He made the Jerusalem pilgrimage, and described it in the poem ‘Tribagia; or, The Sacred Way of Jerusalem.’