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Cavalier poets

plural noun
a group of English poets, including Herrick, Carew, Lovelace, and Suckling, mainly at the court of Charles I.
Origin of Cavalier poets
First recorded in 1875-80 Unabridged
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  • We use the term here in a narrower sense, excluding the followers of Daniel and that later group known as the Cavalier poets.

    English Literature William J. Long
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Cavalier poets

plural noun
a group of mid-17th-century English lyric poets, mostly courtiers of Charles I. Chief among them were Robert Herrick, Thomas Carew, Sir John Suckling, and Richard Lovelace
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