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 (săk′vĭl′), Thomas First Earl of Dorset. 1536-1608.
English statesman and poet who collaborated with Thomas Norton (1532-1584) on the blank-verse drama Gorboduc (1561), the first tragedy written in English.
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(Biography) Thomas, 1st Earl of Dorset. 1536–1608, English poet, dramatist, and statesman. He collaborated with Thomas Norton on the early blank-verse tragedy Gorboduc (1561)
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(ˈsæk vɪl)

Thomas, 1st Earl of Dorset, 1536–1608, English statesman and poet.
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This first tragedy was written by Thomas Norton and Thomas Sackville, Earl of Dorset.
And this first tragedy, written by Norton and Sackville, is called Gorboduc, and is founded upon the legend of Gorboduc, King of Britain.
After Nicholas Udall and Thomas Norton and Thomas Sackville, the writers of our first comedy and first tragedy, there came:--
A direct imitation of Seneca, famous as the first tragedy in English on classical lines, was the 'Gorboduc, or Ferrex and Porrex,' of Thomas Norton and Thomas Sackville, acted in 1562.
Thomson walked slowly to the end of Sackville Street, crossed the road and made his way to the Ritz Hotel.
She expressly conditioned, however, for paying no visits, and would do no more than accompany them to Gray's in Sackville Street, where Elinor was carrying on a negotiation for the exchange of a few old-fashioned jewels of her mother.
And now Veneering shoots out of the Study wherein he is accustomed, when contemplative, to give his mind to the carving and gilding of the Pilgrims going to Canterbury, in order to show Twemlow the little flourish he has prepared for the trumpets of fashion, describing how that on the seventeenth instant, at St James's Church, the Reverend Blank Blank, assisted by the Reverend Dash Dash, united in the bonds of matrimony, Alfred Lammle Esquire, of Sackville Street, Piccadilly, to Sophronia, only daughter of the late Horatio Akershem, Esquire, of Yorkshire.
Having learned the address of Mitchell, Sons, & Candy from a directory at the Berkeley, I was soon at their office in Sackville Street.
She'll be joining the Danny Beard and Friends extravaganza at Sackville Gardens, alongside Seann Miley Moore and Rhythm of the 90s.
The event celebrates Frederick, son of George II, the Prince of Wales, and his friend Charles Sackville, the Earl of Middlesex, being mentioned in the Whitehall Evening Post playing baseball in at the very same spot on September 19 1749, despite the "extreme bad" weather.
This article was about a plan to permanently house Canada's naval memorial, HMCS Sackville (K181), the last of the Royal Canadian Navy's 123 corvettes, in a significant facility worthy of her status.