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Edmund Spenser Poem
The Shepheardes Calender: August
 by Edmund Spenser

August: à?gloga Octaua. Willye. Perigot. Cuddie.

Willye.
Ell me Perigot, what shalbe the game,
Wherefore with myne thou dare thy musick matche?
Or bene thy Bagpypes renne farre out of frame?
Or hath the Crampe thy ioynts benomd with ache?
Perigot.
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Births on this day in history

  • 09/26/1962 - Mark Haddon - English author and poet
  • 09/26/1959 - Ilya Kormiltsev - Russian poet and translator (d. 2007)
  • 09/26/1956 - Mick Imlah - Scottish poet and critic (d. 2009)
  • 09/26/1932 - Vladimir Voinovich - Russian author and poet (d. 2018)
  • 09/26/1919 - Matilde Camus - Spanish poet and author (d. 2012)
  • 09/26/1888 - T. S. Eliot - English poet
  • 09/26/1887 - Edwin Keppel Bennett - English author and poet (d. 1958)
  • 09/26/1876 - Ghulam Bhik Nairang - Indian poet
  • 09/26/1872 - Max Ehrmann - American poet and lawyer (d. 1945)
  • 09/26/1843 - Joseph Furphy - Australian author and poet (d. 1912)

Deaths on this day in history

  • 09/26/1947 - Hugh Lofting - English-American author and poet (b. 1886)
  • 09/26/1241 - Fujiwara no Teika - Japanese poet