Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee. ”
— Last lines from William Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 , published this year and, four centuries later, still "eternal lines"
Nationality words link to articles with information on the nation's poetry or literature (for instance,
Irish or France).
Works in English [ edit ]
Title page of
The History of the two Maids of More-Clacke
. The woodcut shows Armin onstage.
The Italian Taylor, and his Boy 
The History of the Two Maids of More-clacke 
George Chapman, Homer Prince of Poets, translation of Homer's , published about this year Iliad 
Samuel Daniel completes the eighth and last book of his epic poem, The Civile Wars Betweene the Howses of Lancaster and Yorke Corrected and Continued (also known as Civil Wars) 
The Holy Roode; or, Christs Crosse 
Humours Heav'n on Earth: With the civile warres of death and fortune 
Thomas Heywood, Troia Britanica; or, Great Britaines Troy, translated in part from Ovid 
Gervase Markham, The Famous Whore, or Noble Curtizan, based on Joachim Du Bellay's La vielle courtisane
Samuel Rowlands, A Whole Crew of Kind Gossips, published anonymously, includes "Tis Merrie When Gossips Meete" ( 1602) 
William Shakespeare, Shake-speares Sonnets
Edmund Spenser, Two Cantos of Mutabilitie published together with a reprint of The Fairie Queene 
John Wilbye, The Second Set of Madrigales
Works published in other languages [ edit ]
^ Opie, Iona; Peter (1997). The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes (2nd ed.). Oxford University Press. p. 306. ISBN 0-19-860088-7.
^ a b c d e f g h Cox, Michael, ed. (2004). The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860634-6.
^ Hadfield, Andrew, , "Chronology", Cambridge University Press, 2001, The Cambridge Companion to Spenser ISBN 0-521-64199-3, p xx, retrieved via Google Books, September 24, 2009
^ Comte, Deborah, "Belmonte Bermúdez, Luis de", article, p 183, Bleiberg, Germán, Dictionary of the literature of the Iberian peninsula, Volume 1, as retrieved from Google Books on September 6, 2011
^ Preminger, Alex; Brogan, T. V. F.; et al. (1993). The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics. New York: MJF Books/Fine Communications.