Rich, Barnabe, 1540-1620, English author and soldier. He wrote several collections of prose fiction based on Italian novellas, including The Strange and the Wonderful Adventures of Don Simonides (1581). His "Apolonius and Silla," in Riche, His Farewell to the Military Profession (1581), was one of Shakespeare's sources for the plot of Twelfth Night.
Barnes, Barnabe, 1569?-1609, English poet. His major work is Parthenophil and Parthenophe (1593), a collection of sonnets, madrigals, elegies, and odes. He also wrote A Divine Century of Spiritual Sonnets (1595) and The Devil's Charter (1607), a tragedy on the life of Pope Alexander VI.
Googe, Barnabe, 1540-94, English poet and translator. In 1574 he was sent to Ireland as the representative of Sir William Cecil, Queen Elizabeth I's secretary of state. From 1582 to 1585 he was provost marshal of the presidency court at Connacht. Googe's Ecologues, Epitaphs, and Sonnets (1563) contains some of the earliest examples of English pastoral poetry. He also translated some contemporary Latin works into English.