Davies of Hereford, John (dāˈvĭs) [key], 1565?–1618, English poet. He settled in London about 1600 after spending several years as a writing master at Oxford. His main efforts were religious and philosophical treatises written in verse, the best of which were Mirum in Modum (1602) and Micro-cosmos (1603). He also wrote The Scourge of Folly (1610?), a book of epigrams, some complimentary but most satirical, on contemporary poets.
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