Gosson, Stephen an English divine and poet, was born at Kent in 1554, and was educated at Christchurch, Oxford. He became rector of St. Botolph, Bishopsgate Street, London, which post he retained until his death. He was distinguished for his opposition to the dramatic entertainments of the day.. His death occurred in 1623. His publications are The School of Abuse (1587): — Plays Confuted in Five Actions: — The Trumpet of Weale. See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.