Puttenham, George (pŭtˈənəm) [key], d. 1590, English author. The Arte of English Poesie (1589), generally considered the best treatise on English versification of its time, has been attributed to him. The book, which shows discriminating taste and wide classical knowledge, has also been ascribed to his brother Richard Puttenham, 1520?–1601.
See edition by G. D. Willcock and A. Walker (1936, repr. 1969).
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