Sir Philip Sidney
Sir Philip Sidney was born at Penshurst Place, Kent, eldest son of Sir Henry Sidney. He entered Shrewsbury School in 1564 on the same day as Fulke Greville, his friend and biographer. After attending Christ Church, Oxford (1568-72), he travelled in Europe where for three years he perfected his knowledge of Latin, French and Italian. In 1577, aged twenty-two, he was sent as ambassador to the German Emperor and the Prince of Orange.
His strong Protestant sympathies made him advise Elizabeth I in a private letter (1579) against marrying the Duke of Anjou, Roman Catholic heir to the French throne. He was knighted in 1583 and became Member of Parliament for Kent in 1581 and 1584-85. ... more »
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Nor envy's snaky eye, finds harbour here,Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586), British poet. Arcadia. . . Poets of the English Language, Vols. I-V. Vol. I: Langland to Spenser; Vol. II: Marlowe ...
Nor flatterers' venomous insinuations,
Nor cunning humorists' puddled opinions,
Nor courteous ruin of proffered usury,
Nor time pr...
Come Sleep! Oh Sleep, the certain knot of peace,Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586), British poet, diplomat, soldier. Astrophel and Stella, sonnet 39 (1591).
The baiting-place of wit, the balm of woe,
The poor man's wealth, the prisoner's release,
Th'indifferent judge between the high an...
''Thus, with child to speak, and helpless in my throes,Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586), British poet, diplomat, soldier. Astrophel and Stella, sonnet 1 (1591).
Biting my truant pen, beating myself for spite:
Fool! said my muse to me, look in thy heart, and write.''
''With how sad steps, O Moon, thou climb'st the skies;Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586), British poet, diplomat, soldier. Astrophel and Stella, sonnet 31 (1591).
How silently, and with how wan a face.''
''Yea, worse than death: death parts both woe and joy:Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586), British poet. Certain Sonnets: A Farewell (l. 13-14). . . New Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1950. Helen G...
From joy I part, still living in annoy.''
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