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Price, Laurencelocked

(fl. 1628–1675)
  • Roy Palmer


Price, Laurence (fl. 1628–1675), ballad and chapbook writer, is a shadowy figure despite his prolific output. Only three contemporary references to him are known, all from the 1650s and all derogatory. One patronizes his astrological pamphlets, the other two belittle his ballads and verse. In default of information on his origins and life, his bibliography is his biography. However, connections with ...

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, 63 vols. (1885–1900), suppl., 3 vols. (1901); repr. in 22 vols. (1908–9); 10 further suppls. (1912–96); (1993)