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Thomas Lodge (1556?-1625)

Thomas Lodge was born in London, the son of Sir Thomas Lodge, a lord mayor of London. He was educated at Merchant Taylor's School and Trinity College, Oxford, graduating in 1577. He was a law student at Lincoln's Inn and later qualified as a doctor of medicine after studying in France and Oxford.

Lodge's early literary works were in prose and his first verse publication was Scillae's Metamorphosis (1589). The following year he wrote the prose romance Rosalynde, Euphues Golden Legacie, on which Shakespeare's As You Like It is based, and published his most important volume of verse, Phillis, a collection of French and Italian style sonnets in 1593. A Fig for Momus (1595) is a collection of satires and epistles in verse modelled on Horace. Lodge also wrote A Treatise of the Plague and undertook translations of Latin authors.

Rosalind's Madrigal
Phillis I
Phillis II
Rosaline


Thomas Lodge: Rosalynd Thomas Lodge: Rosalynd
Brian Nellist (Editor)

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