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(1540 - 1607 / England)

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English courtier and poet, son of Sir Thomas Dyer, Kt., was born at Sharpham Park, Somersetshire. He was educated, according to Anthony ~ Wood, either at Balliol College or at Broadgates Hall, Oxford. He left the university without taking a degree, and after some time spent abroad appeared at Queen. Elizabeth’s court. His first patron was the earl of Leicester, who seems to have thought of putting... more »

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  • Some have too much, yet still do crave;
    I little have, and seek no more.
    They are but poor, though much they have,
    And I am rich with little store.
    They poor, I rich; they ...
    Sir Edward Dyer (c. 1540-1607), British poet. Attributed to Dyer. My Mind to Me a Kingdom Is (l. 25-30). . . New Oxford Book of English Verse, The...
  • My mind to me a kingdom is;
    Such present joys therein I find
    That it excels all other bliss
    That earth affords or grows by kind.
    Though much I want which most would have, ...
    Sir Edward Dyer (c. 1540-1607), British poet. Attributed to Dyer. My Mind to Me a Kingdom Is (l. 1-6). . . New Oxford Book of English Verse, The, ...
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