Googe, Barnabe

(1540-1594)
   The son of Robert Googe, recorder of Lincoln, he was born at Alvingham in Lincolnshire on 11 June, St. Barnaby's Day (St. Barbabas). He studied at Christ's College, Cambridge, and at New College, Oxford, but does not appear to have taken a degree. He then became a retainer to his kinsman, Sir William Cecil 1st Lord Burghley (chief adviser to Queen Elizabeth), and in 1563 the queen appointed him one of her gentlemen-pensioners. In 1574 he was sent on service to Ireland, and in 1582 he was appointed provost marshal of the presidency court of Connaught, Ireland. Some of his publications (spelling original): Eglogs, Epytaphes, and Sonettes, 1563. The Zodiake of Life, 1565. The Shippe of Safegarde, 1569. The Popish Kingdome, 1570. The Overthrovv of the Gout, 1577. The Prouerbes of Sir Iames Lopez de Mendoza, 1579. A Prophecie Lately Transcribed, 1672. Some of his poems: "Egloga Septima," "The Popish Kingdome," "Egloga Tertia," "Commynge Home Warde Out of Spayne," "The Vnfortunate Choyse of His Ualentyne," "Two Lynes Shall Tell the Gryefs," "Ons Musynge as I Sat," "To Alexander Neuell."
   Sources: Dictionary of National Biography. Electronic Edition 1.1. Oxford University Press, 1997. Eclogues, Epitaphs, and Sonnets of Barnabe Googe. Judith M. Kennedy, ed. University of Toronto Press, 1989. English Poetry, Second Edition Bibliography (http://collections.chadwyck.co.uk/html/ep2/bibliography/d.htm). English Poetry: Author Search. Chadwyck-Healey Ltd., 1995 (http://www.lib.utexas.edu:8080/search/epoetry/author.html). SETIS: The Scholarly Electronic Text and Image Service (http://setis. library.usyd.edu.au). The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 (http://www.columbiagrangers.org). The Oxford Companion to English Literature. 6th edition. Margaret Drabble, ed. Oxford University Press, 2000.

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