Henry Reynolds (poet)

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Henry Reynolds (1564–1632) was an English schoolmaster poet and literary critic of the seventeenth century.

Born in Suffolk, he is known for two works: Aminta Englisht of 1628, a translation from Tasso, and Mythomystes, a 1632 critical work on poetry considered to be most influenced by the Neoplatonism of the early Italian Renaissance. He was the dedicatee of a 1627 poem by Michael Drayton. Otherwise there is sparse biographical information.

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  • J. N. Douglas Bush, Two Poems by Henry Reynolds, Modern Language Notes, Vol. 41, No. 8 (Dec., 1926), pp. 510–513
  • A. M. Cinquemani, Henry Reynolds' "Mythomystes" and the Continuity of Ancient Modes of Allegoresis in Seventeenth-Century England, PMLA, Vol. 85, No. 5 (Oct., 1970), pp. 1041–1049
  • Mary Hobbs, Drayton's 'Most Dearely-Loved Friend Henery Reynolds Esq.The Review of English Studies, New Series, Vol. 24, No. 96 (Nov., 1973), pp. 414–428
  • H. R. Woodhuysen (ed.), The Penguin Book of Renaissance Verse (Penguin Books, 1993).

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