A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature/Oxford, Edward De Vere, Earl of

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Oxford, Edward De Vere, Earl of (1550-1604). -- Was a courtier of Queen Elizabeth, who lost his friends by his insolence and pride, and his fortune by his extravagance. He m. a dau. of Lord Burghley, who had to support his family after his death. He had some reputation as a writer of short pieces, many of which are in the Paradise of Dainty Devices.