George Gascoigne

(1535 – 7 October 1577 / Cardington, Bedfordshire)

Quotations

  • ''Sing lullaby, as women do,
    Wherewith they bring their babies to rest;
    And lullaby can I sing too,
    As womanly as can the best.''
    George Gascoigne (1539-1577), British poet, dramatist. The Lullaby of a Lover (l. 1-4). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds. (3d ed., 1983) W. W. Norton & Company.
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  • ''Full many wanton babes have I,
    Which must be stilled with lullaby.''
    George Gascoigne (1539-1577), British poet, dramatist. The Lullaby of a Lover (l. 7-8). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds. (3d ed., 1983) W. W. Norton & Company.

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The Steel Glass

...
O knights, O squires, O gentle bloods yborn,
You were not born all only for yourselves:
Your country claims some part of all your pains.
There should you live, and therein should you toil
To hold up right and banish cruel wrong,
To help the poor, to bridle back the rich,
To punish vice, and virtue to advance,
To see God serv'd and Belzebub suppres'd.

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