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Oh eyes, no eyes, but fountains fraught with tears;
Oh life, no life, but lively form of death;
Oh world, no world, but mass of public wrongs,
Confused and filled with murder and misdeeds.
As I am never better than when I am mad; then methinks I am a brave fellow; then I do wonders: but reason abuseth me, and there's the torment, there's the hell.
In time the savage bull sustains the yoke,
In time all haggard hawks will stoop to lure,
In time small wedges cleave the hardest oak,
In time the flint is pierced with softest shower.
Dost thou think to live till his old doublet will make thee a new truss?
Thus must we toil in other men's extremes,
That know not how to remedy our own.
What outcries pluck me from my naked bed
And chill my throbbing heart with trembling fear.
Why then I'll fit you, say no more.
When I was young, I gave my mind And plied myself to fruitless poetry:
Which though it profit the professor naught Yet it is passing pleasing to the world.
Then haste we down to meet thy friends and foes;
To place thy friends in ease, the rest in woes.
For here though death doth end their misery,
I'll there begin their endless tragedy.
My son—and what's a son? A thing begot
Within a pair of minutes, thereabout,
A lump bred up in darkness.
It grew a gallows and did bear our son,
It bore thy fruit and mine.
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Thomas Kyd was an English playwright, the author of The Spanish Tragedy, and one of the most important figures in the development of Elizabethan drama.
The Spanish Tragedy (1592)
The works of Thomas Kyd
Arden of Faversham
The Tragedy of Soliman and Perseda
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