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Alexander Brome (1620 – 30 June 1666) was an English poet.
Brome was by profession an attorney, and was the author of many drinking songs and of satirical verses in favour of the Royalists and in opposition to the Rump Parliament. In 1661, following the Restoration, he published Songs and other Poems, containing songs on various subjects, followed by a series of political songs; ballads, epistles, elegies and epitaphs; epigrams and translations. Izaak Walton wrote an introductory eclogue for this volume in praise of the writer, and his gaiety and wit won him the title of the English Anacreon in Edward Phillips's Theatrum Poetarum.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Brome, Alexander". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
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