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Our learning ought to be our lives' amendment, and the fruits
of our private study ought to appear in our public behavior.
Beauty is but a flower
Which wrinkles will devour.
From winter, plague and pestilence, good lord, deliver us!
A traveller must have the back of an ass to bear all, a tongue like the tail of a dog to flatter all, the mouth of a hog to eat what is set before him, the ear of a merchant to hear all and say nothing.
Brightness falls from the air,
Queens have died young and fair,
Dust hath closed Helen's eye.
I am sick, I must die:
Lord, have mercy on us.
Spring, the sweet spring, is the year's pleasant King,
Then blooms each thing, then maids dance in a ring,
Cold doth not sting, the pretty birds do sing,
Cuckoo, jug, jug, pu wee, to witta woo!
Evermore mayst thou be canonized as the Nonparreille of impious epistlers.
Fair summer droops, droop men and beasts therefore: So fair a summer look for never more. All good things vanish, less than in a day, Peace, plenty, pleasure, suddenly decay. Go not yet away, bright soul of the sad year; The earth is hell when thou leav'st to appear.
The Sun shineth as well on the good as the bad: God from on high beholdeth all the workers of iniquity, as well as the upright of heart.
No leaf he wrote on but was like a burning-glass to set on fire all his readers.
Of Pietro Aretino (1492–1556)
Poetry is the honey of all flowers, the quintessence of all sciences, the marrow of wit, and the very phrase of angels.
O, tis a precious apothegmatical Pedant, who will find matter enough to dilate a whole day of the first invention of Fy, fa, fum, I smell the blood of an English-man.
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It is just as cowardly to judge an absent person as it is wicked to strike a defenseless one. Only the ignorant and narrow-minded gossip, for they speak of persons instead of things.
Thomas Nashe is considered the greatest of the English Elizabethan pamphleteers.:5 He was a playwright, poet, and satirist. He is best known for his novel 'The Unfortunate Traveller'.
The Unfortunate Traveller (1594)
Summer's Last Will and Testament (1600)
Dido, Queen of Carthage (1594)
The Terrors of the Night
Christ's tears over Jerusalem
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