james shirley

Shirley

[shur-lee]
noun
1.
James, 1596–1666, English dramatist.
2.
William, 1694–1771, English governor of Massachusetts Bay colony 1741–56: urged assault on Louisburg.
3.
a city on the S shore of Long Island, in SE New York.
4.
a male or female given name: a family name taken from an Old English placename.
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james shirley

English poet and dramatist, one of the leading playwrights in the decade before the closing of the theatres by Parliament in 1642.

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