Henry Constable

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Henry Constable (1562 - 1613) was an English poet, son of Sir Robert Constable, educated at Cambridge. Becoming a Roman Catholic, he went to Paris, and acted as an agent for the Catholic powers. He died at Liege. In 1592 he published Diana, a collection of sonnets, and contributed to England's Helicon for poems, including Diaphenia and Venus and Adonis. His style is characterised by fervour and richness of colour.

  • This article incorporates public domain text from: Cousin, John William (1910). A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature. London, J.M. Dent & sons; New York, E.P. Dutton.
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