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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Thomas Deloney (c. 1543–1600)

Deloney, Thomas. An English ballad-writer and pamphleteer; born in London (?), about 1543; died there, about 1600. He turned all current topics, from the Armada to a murder, into racy ballads and snatches, some happy, others execrable, all popular; the ‘Strange Histories’ (1607) comprising most of the good ones, while in ‘The Gentle Craft’ (1597), a eulogy of shoemakers, we have a specimen of his pamphlets.