Cavalier Poets

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Seventeenth-century poets who were sympathetic to King Charles I: Herrick, Carew, Suckling, Lovelace, and Waller. Much of their poetry is in the manner of a Song: gallant, witty, devil-may-care.

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Editors. "Cavalier Poets". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
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