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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
H. M. Ayres, ed.  The Reader’s Dictionary of Authors.  1917.
 
Bernardo de Balbuena (1568–1627)
 
Balbuena, Don Bernardo de (bäl-bwā'nä). A Spanish poet; born at Val de Peñas in 1568; died in Puerto Rico in 1627. At an early age he went to Mexico, where he completed his theological studies and acquired reputation as a poet. Of his works only the following are extant: ‘The Greatness of Mexico’ (1604), a poetic description of that city; ‘The Age of Gold in Forests of Eryphile’ (1608); a pastoral romance in prose, interspersed with lyrics; ‘Bernardo, or the Victory of Roncesvalles’ (1624), an epic treating of the national hero Bernardo del Carpio.
 
 
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