Barnabe Googe

(1540-1594 / England)

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Barnabe Googe or Gooche (1540 - 1594) (also spelled Barnaby Googe) was an English poet and translator, one of the earliest English pastoral poets.

Barnabe Googe was born on June 11, 1540, in London or Kent, the son of Robert Googe, recorder of Lincoln.

He studied at the strongly Reformist Christ's College, Cambridge, and was long thought to have also studied at New College, ... more »

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Of Money

Give money me, take friendship whoso list,
For friends are gone, come once adversity,
When money yet remaineth safe in chest,
That quickly can thee bring from misery;
Fair face show friends when riches do abound;
Come time of proof, farewell, they must away;
Believe me well, they are not to be found
If God but send thee once a lowering day.
Gold never starts aside, but in distress,
Finds ways enough to ease thine heaviness.

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