Nicholas Breton (1546 - 1626 / England)
Nicholas Brenton gives a new twist to the story of Eve; since she was a part of Adam, "was she any other than himself that deceived himself?"
Between 1575 and his death he published over 30 individual collections of verse, three prose fictions and at least 25 pamphlets and miscellaneous works. more »
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- A Cradle Song, The Arbor of Amorous Devi...
- A Pastoral
- A Pastoral Of Phyllis And Corydon
- A Pastoral.
- A Quarrel With Love
- A Report Song In A Dream, Between A Shep...
- A Shepherd's Dream
- A Sweet Contention Between Love, His Mis...
- A Sweet Lullaby
- A Sweet Pastoral
- Aglaia: A Pastoral
- An Assurance
- An Odd Conceit
- Another Of The Same (A Report Song In A ...
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''I wish my deadly foe no worseNicholas Breton (c.1545-1626), British author, poet. repr. In Works in Verse and Prose of Nicholas Breton, vol. 1 (1879). "A Farewell to Town," (1577)...
Than want of friends, and empty purse.''
''Shall we go dance the hay, the hay?Nicholas Breton (1542-1626), British poet. A Report Song (l. 1-3). . . New Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1950. Helen Gardner, ed. (1972)...
Never pipe could ever play
Better shepherd's roundelay.''
''Shall we go learn to kiss, to kiss?Nicholas Breton (1542-1626), British poet. A Report Song (l. 10-12). . . New Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1950. Helen Gardner, ed. (197...
Never heart could ever miss
Comfort, where true meaning is.''
Come, little boy, and rock asleep;Nicholas Breton (1542-1626), British poet. Come, little babe, come, silly soul (l. 43-48). . . New Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1950. H...
Sing lullaby and be thou still;
I, that can do naught else but weep,
Will sit by thee and wail my fill:
God bless my babe, and lullaby <...