Henry Constable (1562-1613 / England)
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. 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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- Damelus' Song To Diaphenia
- On the Death of Sir Philip Sidney
- The Shepherd's Venus And Adonis
- To St. Mary Magdalen
- To The Blessed Sacrament
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''I do love thee as each flowerHenry Constable (1562-1613), British poet, and Henry Chettle c.1560-c.1607, British poet. Diaphenia (attributed to Constable and to Chettle) (l. 10-12...
Loves the sun's life-giving power,
For, dead, thy breath to life might move me.''
''Diaphenia, like the daffadowndilly,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)....
White as the sun, fair as the lily,
Heigh ho, how I do love thee!''
I did not know that thou wert dead before;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...
I did not feel the grief I did sustain;
The greater stroke astonisheth the more;
Astonishment takes from us sense of pain.