Further reading

James, Thomas Beaumont, and John Simons, eds. The Poems of Laurence Minot: 1333-1352. Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 1989.

Moore, Samuel. "Lawrence Minot." MLN 35 (1920): 78-81.

mirror for magistrates, a (15591610) This collection, written by various Tudor poets, is a continuation of John Lydgate's The Fall of Princes, itself a translation/nationalization of Giovanni Boccaccio's De Casibus Virorum Illustrium (On the Downfall of Famous Men). Though there is evidence that an edition was compiled as early as 1555 (only the title page remains), the first complete edition was published by Thomas Marsh in 1559. William Baldwin was the editor and primary author, though he assembled a group of writers to assist him, including George Ferrers, Thomas Phaer, and Thomas Churchyard. This first edition contained 19 biographical poems; subsequent editions (1563, 1574, 1578, 1587, and 1610) added more biographies and involved new authors, such as Michael Drayton and Thomas Sackville. Not all entries were signed.

The term mirror derives from the Latin mirare, "to look at," and a magistrate is any ruler. Since antiquity,

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