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Habington

Habington, William (1605-1654), an English poet, the son of an antiquary (Thomas, d. 1647), who left valuable manuscript collections concerning the history of Worcestershire, was born and died at Hindlip in that county. His chief work was a collection of poems entitled Castara, written in praise of his wife Lucy, a daughter of William Herbert, Lord Powys. A play by Habington, The Queene of Arragon, is in Dodsley's collection, and he wrote also The History of Edward the Fourth (begun by his father), and Observations upon Historie.

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