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Henry Constable

(1562-1613 / England)

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Henry Constable (1562 - 1613) was an English poet, son of Sir Robert Constable. He went to St John's College, Cambridge, where he took his degree in 1580.[1] Becoming a Roman Catholic, he went to Paris, and acted as an agent for the Catholic powers. He died at Liège. In 1592 he published Diana, a collection of sonnets, and contributed to England's Helicon for poems, including Diaphenia and Venus ... more »

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  • ''I do love thee as each flower
    Loves the sun's life-giving power,
    For, dead, thy breath to life might move me.''
    Henry Constable (1562-1613), British poet, and Henry Chettle c.1560-c.1607, British poet. Diaphenia (attributed to Constable and to Chettle) (l. 10-12...
  • ''Diaphenia, like the daffadowndilly,
    White as the sun, fair as the lily,
    Heigh ho, how I do love thee!''
    Henry Constable (1562-1613), British poet, and Henry Chettle c.1560-c.1607, British poet. Diaphenia (attributed to Constable and to Chettle) (l. 1-3)....
  • I did not know that thou wert dead before;
    I did not feel the grief I did sustain;
    The greater stroke astonisheth the more;
    Astonishment takes from us sense of pain.
    I stoo...
    Henry Constable (1562-1613), British poet. On the Death of Sir Philip Sidney (l. 9-14). . . Oxford Book of Sixteenth Century Verse, The. E. K. Cha...
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