Treasure Island

Chidiock Tichborne

(c. 24 August 1562 - 20 September 1586 / Southampton, England)

Poems of Chidiock Tichborne

1. Elegy 4/14/2010
2. My Prime of Youth Is But a Frost of Cares 1/3/2003

Elegy

My prime of youth is but a frost of cares,
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;
The day is past, and yet I saw no sun,
And now I live, and now my life is done.

My tale was heard and yet it was not told,
My fruit is fallen and yet my leaves are green,

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