Fulke Greville

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Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke, de jure 13th Baron Latimer and 5th Baron Willoughby de Broke (3 October 1554 – 30 September 1628), known before 1621 as Sir Fulke Greville, was an Elizabethan poet, dramatist, and statesman who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1581 and 1621, when he was raised to the peerage.

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  • Rookie Christopher Brooke Fulke-greville (3/3/2008 11:34:00 AM)

    LONG LIVE FULKE GREVILLE over WILLIAM SHAKESPEAR
    I am always rather pleased to know that the written works of Lord Fulke Greville are still held to be of great importance to scholars of the 21st century.
    In reading his private papers I find him to be of supreme wit and of great mind and I hope that the investigations continue as to just how important he really was with regards his writings and hope he will be recognised by all as the master of his time.

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Mustapha

Oh, wearisome condition of humanity,
Born under one law, to another bound;
Vainly begot, and yet forbidden vanity,
Created sick, commanded to be sound.
What meaneth nature by these diverse laws?
Passion and reason self-division cause.
It is the mark or majesty of power
To make offences that it may forgive;
Nature herself doth her own self deflower,
To hate those errors she herself doth give.
For how should man think that he may not do,
If nature did not fail and punish too?
Tyrant to others, to herself unjust,
Only ...

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