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Donne, John

(1572 – 1631),poet and Church of England clergyman

Earliest work:Paradoxes(1592)

Latest work:Letter To Mrs. Cokayne. 15 January(1631)

Dryden, John

(1631 – 1700),poet, playwright, and critic

Earliest work:Upon the death of the Lord Hastings(1649)

Latest work:Fables Ancient and Modern; Translated into Verse, from Homer, Ovid, Boccace and Chaucer(1700)

Dunbar, William

(1460 – 1513),poet and courtier

Earliest work:The Golden Targe(1508)

Latest work:To the Merchantis of Edinburgh(1622)

Edgeworth, Maria

(1768 – 1849),novelist and educationist

Earliest work:Maria Edgeworth to Sophy Ruxton (15 Oct)(1802)

Latest work:To Mrs. Edgeworth (8 April)(1844)

Elphinstone, Hester Maria, Viscountess Keith

(1764 – 1857),protégée of Samuel Johnson

Earliest work:To Samuel Johnson (24 November)(1772)

Latest work:To Samuel Johnson (26 August)(1783)

Ennius

(c.239 – 169 BC),poet

Earliest work:Annales(169 BC)

Latest work:Annales(169 BC)

Erasmus Roterodamus, Desiderius

(c.1467 – 1536),humanist scholar and reformer

Earliest work:To Peter Winckel(1484)

Latest work:To Conrad Goclenius (28 June)(1536)

Euripides

(c.485 – 406 BC),tragic dramatist

Earliest work:Alcestis(438 BC)

Latest work:Iphigenia at Aulis(406 BC)

Evelyn, John

(1620 – 1706),diarist and writer

Earliest work:The Diary of John Evelyn(1706)

Latest work:The Diary of John Evelyn(1706)

Fairfax, Edward

(1568 – 1632/5),translator

Earliest work:Godfrey of Bulloigne(1600)

Latest work:Fairfax's Original Poems(1600)