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OSEO currently includes writers active between 1485 and 1700. Browse our complete author list, including Donne, Marlowe, and Shakespeare.

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April 9, 2014

Happy 450th Birthday Shakespeare

“But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve” Crafting Shakespeare's features with his own words...

April 1, 2014

Shakespeare’s Fools

Celebrate April Fool’s Day with Oxford Scholarly Editions Online

March 28, 2014

Entitling early modern women writers

Andrew Zurcher looks at what the future holds for female writers and OSEO...

February 10, 2014

Valentine Divine

To celebrate Valentine’s Day Andrew Zurcher looks at a selection of Renaissance English sonnets...


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To my friend G.N. from Wrest
By Thomas Carew

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