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John Skelton

(1460 - 1529 / Norfolk, England)

Quotations

  • ''Gup, Christian Clout, gup, Jack of the Vale!
    With Mannerly Margery Milk and Ale.''
    John Skelton (1460?-1529), British poet. Mannerly Margery Mylk and Ale (l. 6-7). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds. (3d ed., 1983) W. W. Norton & Company.
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  • ''A phoenix it is
    This hearse that must bless
    With aromatic gums
    That cost great sums,
    The way of thurification
    To make a fumigation,
    Sweet of reflare,
    And redolent of air,''
    John Skelton (1460?-1529), British poet. Phyllyp Sparowe (l. 235-242). . . Oxford Book of Light Verse, The. W. H. Auden, ed. (1938) Oxford University Press.
  • ''The bird of Araby,
    That potentially
    May never die,''
    John Skelton (1460?-1529), British poet. Phyllyp Sparowe (l. 230-232). . . Oxford Book of Light Verse, The. W. H. Auden, ed. (1938) Oxford University Press.
  • ''And with the corner of a Creed,
    The more shall be your meed.''
    John Skelton (1460?-1529), British poet. Phyllyp Sparowe (l. 15-16). . . Oxford Book of Light Verse, The. W. H. Auden, ed. (1938) Oxford University Press.
  • ''There riseth a new creation
    Of the same fashion
    Without alteration,''
    John Skelton (1460?-1529), British poet. Phyllyp Sparowe (l. 258-260). . . Oxford Book of Light Verse, The. W. H. Auden, ed. (1938) Oxford University Press.
  • ''For the soul of Philip Sparrow
    That was late slain at Carrow,
    Among the Nunnes Black.''
    John Skelton (1460?-1529), British poet. Phyllyp Sparowe (l. 7-10). . . Oxford Book of Light Verse, The. W. H. Auden, ed. (1938) Oxford University Press.
  • ''Place bo!
    Who is there, who?''
    John Skelton (1460?-1529), British poet. Phyllyp Sparowe (l. 1-2). . . Oxford Book of Light Verse, The. W. H. Auden, ed. (1938) Oxford University Press.
  • ''My maiden Isabel,
    Reflaring rosabel.
    The fragrant camomel;
    The ruddy rosary,
    The sovereign rosemary,
    The pretty strawberry;
    The columbine, the nept,
    The jelofer well set,
    The proper violet:''
    John Skelton (1460?-1529), British poet. To Mistress Isabel Pennell (l. 4-12). . . Oxford Book of Light Verse, The. W. H. Auden, ed. (1938) Oxford University Press.
  • ''Merry Margaret,
    As midsummer flower,
    Gentle as falcon
    Or hawk of the tower:''
    John Skelton (1460?-1529), British poet. To Mistress Margaret Hussey (l. 1-4). . . Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermode and John Hollander, general eds. (1973) Oxford University Press (Also published as six paperback vols.: Medieval English Literature, J. B. Trapp, ed.; The Literature of Renaissance England, John Hollander and Frank Kermode, eds.; The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, Martin Price, ed.; Romantic Poetry and Prose, Harold Bloom and Lionel Trilling, eds.; Victorian Prose and Poetry, Lionel Trilling and Harold Bloom, eds.; Modern British Literature, Frank Kermode and John Hollander, eds.).
  • ''With margeran gentle,
    The flower of goodlihood,
    Embroidered the mantle
    Is of your maidenhood.''
    John Skelton (1460?-1529), British poet. To Mistress Margery Wentworth (l. 1-4). . . Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermode and John Hollander, general eds. (1973) Oxford University Press (Also published as six paperback vols.: Medieval English Literature, J. B. Trapp, ed.; The Literature of Renaissance England, John Hollander and Frank Kermode, eds.; The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, Martin Price, ed.; Romantic Poetry and Prose, Harold Bloom and Lionel Trilling, eds.; Victorian Prose and Poetry, Lionel Trilling and Harold Bloom, eds.; Modern British Literature, Frank Kermode and John Hollander, eds.).

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A Lawde and Prayse

[a laude and prayse made for our souereigne lord the kyng.]

The Rose both white and Rede
In one rose now dothe grow:
Thus thorow every stede
Thereof the fame dothe blow:
Grace the sede did sow.
England now gaddir flowris
Exclude now all dolowrs

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