Davies, Sir John

Davies, Sir John dā´vĭs , 1569–1626, English poet. A successful lawyer, he served as solicitor general and attorney general in Ireland from 1603 to 1619. His works include Nosce Teipsum (1599), a long poem on the immortality of the soul Orchestra or, A Poem of Dancing (1596), an explication of the order of the universe Hymns of Astraea (1599), acrostics on the name Elizabeth Regina epigrams sonnets and tracts on the state of Ireland.

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