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Dray·ton

 (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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Drayton

(ˈdreɪtən)
n
(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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Dray•ton

(ˈdreɪt n)

n.
Michael, 1563–1631, English poet.
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