Lope Felix de Vega Carpio, the most voluminous writer of ancient or modern times, was born in Madrid in 1562, and received his early education in the newly founded Imperial College. In every branch of the dramatic art Lope attained such eminence that his works were treated as models by all later Spanish writers, and so long as the nati mal drama existed his influence is everywhere apparent. La Moza de Cantaro is a typical instance of Lope’s manner, and still commands an enthusiastic audience at its periodical revivals on the Madrid stage. Lope de Vega is a master of easy and natural dialogue written in even and flowing verse. The whole collection of poems delivered during the festivities was subsequently published, and those of Tome de Burguillos were found to contain some of the best lighter verse of Lope de Vega.