1817 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

George Peele

Anonymous, "George Peele" Lady's Monthly Museum S3 5 (January 1817) 30.



GEORGE PEELE, a celebrated poet, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, having once eluded the search of some bailiffs by means of a baker's pie-board, the circumstance was introduced in a play, called The Puritan, and a baker's board, on which he carries pies to his oven, was in consequence, and is to this day, called a peele.