Lanyer \Lan"yer\, n. See {Lanier}. [1913 Webster]

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  • lanyer — Lanier Lan ier, n. [F. lani[ e]re. See {Lanyard}.] [Written also {lanner}, {lanyer}.] 1. A thong of leather; a whip lash. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell. [1913 Webster] 2. A strap used to fasten together parts of armor, to hold the shield by, and the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • LANYER, Aemilia — (1569 1645) Aemilia Lanyer was a poet and advocate for women s equality in early mod­ern England. Lanyer s social position differed markedly from that of other well known women writers of the time, such as Mary Wroth* or Elizabeth Cary.* They… …   Renaissance and Reformation 1500-1620: A Biographical Dictionary

  • Lanyer, Aemilia — (1569 1645)    English poet, the daughter of an Italian musician employed at the court of Queen Elizabeth I and his English wife. She was left alone at age 18 when her mother died. She became pregnant by a cousin of the queen, Lord Hunsdon, and… …   Historical Dictionary of Renaissance

  • Lanier (Lanyer), Emilia (Aemelia) — (1569 1645)    Born in London, the daughter of Giovanni Baptista Bassano. The family were Italian Jewish émigrés from Venice and musicians and instrument makers at Edward VI s court in 1531. Emilia was brought up by the dowager Countess of Kent… …   British and Irish poets

  • Emilia Lanier — Emilia Lanier, also spelled Aemilia Lanyer, (1569 1645) was the first Englishwoman to assert herself as a professional poet through her single volume of poems, Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum (1611). [Isabella Whitney, a half century before, had been… …   Wikipedia

  • Country house poems — A genre popular in early 17th century England, in which the poet compliments a wealthy patron or a friend through a description of his country house. It may be regarded as a sub set of the Topographical poem.The model for the country house poem… …   Wikipedia

  • Susan Bertie, countess of Kent — Susan Bertie, Dowager Countess of Kent (b. 1554) was the daughter of Catherine Brandon, Duchess of Suffolk, née Willoughby, by her second husband, Richard Bertie. Susan was the noblewoman memorialized by Lanyer at the beginning of the Salve Deus… …   Wikipedia

  • Valentine Simmes — (fl. 1585 ndash; 1622) was an Elizabethan era and Jacobean era printer; he did business in London, on Adling Hill near Bainard s Castle at the sign of the White Swan. Simmes has a reputation as one of the better printers of his generation, and… …   Wikipedia

  • Country house poem — A country house poem is a poem in which the author compliments a wealthy patron or a friend through a description of his country house. Such poems were popular in early 17th century England. The genre may be regarded as a sub set of the… …   Wikipedia

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