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The title page of the Poly-Olbion, an epic topographical poem…

The title page of the Poly-Olbion, an epic topographical poem written by Michael Drayton and published in 1612.

Written in iambic hexameter, the thirty songs in Drayton’s book describe all of the counties of 17th Century England and Wales. Although he intended to add a third volume to the work, Drayton never did get around to covering Scotland.

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