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 (drāt′n), Michael 1563-1631.
English poet who produced a wide range of works, including sonnets, dramas, satires, and eclogues, such as those in Idea, The Shepherd's Garland (1593).
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(Biography) Michael. 1563–1631, English poet. His work includes odes and pastorals, and Poly-Olbion (1613–22), on the topography of England
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(ˈdreɪt n)

Michael, 1563–1631, English poet.
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And as it is part of the American temperament to foresee everything in business, even failure, the Honorable Harry Trolloppe, judge commissioner, and Francis Drayton, magistrate, were nominated beforehand!
Dorothea, he said to himself, was forever enthroned in his soul: no other woman could sit higher than her footstool; and if he could have written out in immortal syllables the effect she wrought within him, he might have boasted after the example of old Drayton, that,--
If Drayton were with us again to write a new edition of his incomparable poem, he would sing the nymphs of Hertfordshire as indeterminate of feature, with hair obfuscated by the London smoke.
At one time hag was not a word of reproach: Drayton speaks of a "beautiful hag, all smiles," much as Shakespeare said, "sweet wench." It would not now be proper to call your sweetheart a hag -- that compliment is reserved for the use of her grandchildren.
The Elizabethan note is perhaps most unmodified in certain anonymous songs and other poems of the early years of James I, such as the exquisite 'Weep you no more, sad fountains.' It is clear also in the charming songs of Thomas Campion, a physician who composed both words and music for several song-books, and in Michael Drayton, a voluminous poet and dramatist who is known to most readers only for his finely rugged patriotic ballad on the battle of Agincourt.
Churches in Market Drayton are coming together to create a bank of second-hand school uniforms, so that kids in the town can use them "no questions asked, no judgment made".
Drayton Manor Park has launched brand-new zoo experiences, allowing animal lovers to get up close and personal with some of the world's most unique animals and even take selfies The new experiences at the Staffordshire-based attraction allow budding zoo keepers to get to grips with tapirs, red pandas, snakes, a variety of invertebrates and skunks and get to meet the keepers that help look after them and take part in feeding and training sessions.
FAMILY favourite attraction, Drayton Manor Park, is offering discounts of up to 50% off tickets this summer.
DRAYTON Manor Park has teamed up with the KidsOut charity and the Rotary International District to welcome more than 2,000 disadvantaged children and their carers to exclusively experience its award-winning Drayton's Magical Christmas event.
Midlands-based Drayton Manor Park has cost-conscious family days out covered with its time-limited offer of four park entry tickets for just [pounds sterling]80 this summer -- a saving of 57% when compared with the on the gate price!
NYPD officers worked with members of the New York, New Jersey, Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force in order to track down Drayton.