William Warner was born in London about 1558. He was educated at Magdalen Hall, Oxford, but left the university without taking a degree. He practised in London as an attorney, and gained a great reputation among his contemporaries as a poet. Warner died suddenly at Amwell in Hertfordshire on 9 March 1609.
His chief work is a long poem in fourteen-syllabled verse, entitled Albion's ... more »
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William Warner Poems
The Patient Countess. - extracted from A...
Impatience chaungeth smoke to flame, but jealousie is hell; Some wives by patience have reduc'd ill husbands to live well:
Argentile and Curan. - Albion's England ...
The Brutons thus departed hence, seven kingdoms here begun,-- Where diversely in divers broils the Saxons lost and won,-- King Edel and king Adelbright in Diria jointly reign; In loyal concord during life these kingly friends remain.
How Our Religion Is Authenticall Of The ...
Upon the onely Scriptures doth Our Church foundation lay, Let pattriarchs, prophets, gospell, and TV apostles for us say;
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The Patient Countess. - extracted from Albion's England
Impatience chaungeth smoke to flame, but jealousie is hell;
Some wives by patience have reduc'd ill husbands to live well:
As did the ladie of an earle, of whom I now shall tell.
An earle 'there was' had wedded, lov'd; was lov'd, and lived long
Full true to his fayre countesse; yet at last he did her wrong.
Once hunted he untill the chace, long fasting, and the heat
Did house him in a peakish graunge within a forest great.
Where knowne and welcom'd (as the place and persons might afforde)
Browne bread, whig, bacon, curds and milke were set him on the borde.