1812 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

George Peele

Samuel Egerton Brydges, in British Bibliographer 3 (1812) xvi.



George Peele, a native of Devonshire, was a student of Christ Church, Oxford, 1593. He appears to have been under the patronage of the Earl of Northumberland, 1593, and died before 1598. He had some fame in his day as a dramatic writer, and was well known for his jests, so that it seems he was content to degrade his genius by despicable buffoonery.