['wɪȓə], George, englischer Dichter, * Bentworth (County Hampshire) 11. 6. 1588, ✝ London 2. 5. 1667; schrieb pastorale, didaktische und satirische Lyrik. Ein gegen den Königshof gerichtetes spöttisches Gedicht (»Abuses stript and whipt«, 1613) brachte ihm eine Gefängnisstrafe ein. Seine Hinwendung zum Puritanismus spiegelt sich in den religiösen Dichtungen seiner Spätphase.
Ausgaben: Miscellaneous works, 6 Bände (1872-78); The poetry, herausgegeben von F. Sidgwick, 2 Bände (1902, Nachdruck 1968).
C. S. Hensley: The later career of G. W. (Den Haag 1969).

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