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date: 27 October 2020

Sylvester, Josuah [Joshua]locked

(1562/3–1618)
  • Susan Snyder

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Sylvester, Josuah [Joshua] (1562/3–1618), poet and translator, was born in Kent. His parentage is uncertain—his father may have been Thomas Silvester, a clothier of Burford, Oxfordshire, whose will of 1585 names a second son, Josua—but the major fostering figure in his early life was his uncle, ...

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