Robert Greene (baptized 11 July 1558, died 3 September 1592) was an English author popular in his day, and now best known for a posthumous pamphlet attributed to him, Greenes, Groats-worth of Witte, bought with a million of Repentance, widely believed to contain an attack on William Shakespeare. He is said to have been born in Norwich. He attended Cambridge, receiving a B.A. in 1580, and an M.A. in 1583 before moving to London, where he arguably became the first professional author in England. Greene published in many genres including romances, plays and autobiography.
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Sweet are the thoughts that savour of content,Robert Greene (1558?-1592), British author. Farewell to Folly (l. 12). . . Poets of the English Language, Vols. I-V. Vol. I: Langland to Spenser; ...
The quiet mind is richer than a crown;
Sweet are the nights in careless slumber spent,
The poor estate scorns Fortune's angry frown....
''Weep not, my wanton, smile upon my knee;Robert Greene (1558?-1592), British author. Menaphon (l. 12). . . New Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1950. Helen Gardner, ed. (1972) Oxfo...
When thou art old there's grief enough for thee.''
Sovran of beauty! like the spray she grows,Robert Greene (1558?-1592), British author. Pandosto (l. 12). . . Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (New...
Compassed she is with thorns and cankered bower.
Yet were she willing to be plucked and worn,
She would be gathered, though she grew on...
''Ah were she pitiful as she is fair,Robert Greene (1558?-1592), British author. Pandosto (l. 12). . . Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (New...
Or but as mild as she is seeming so,
Then were my hopes greater than my despair,
Then all the world were heaven, nothing woe.''
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