Chidiock Tichborne (c. 24 August 1562 - 20 September 1586 / Southampton, England)
Chidiock (Charles) Tichborne is remembered as an English conspirator and poet.
He was born in Southampton sometime after 24 August 1562 to Roman Catholic parents, Peter Tichborne and his wife Elizabeth (née Middleton).His birth date has been given as circa 1558 in many sources, though unverified, and thus his age given as 28 at his execution. It is unlikely ... more »
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My prime of youth is but a frost of cares,Chidiock Tichborne (1558-1586), British poet. Tichborne's Elegy (l. 1-6). . . Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermo...
My feast of joy is but a dish of pain,
My crop of corn is but a field of tares,
And all my good is but vain hope of gain: