Nicholas Breton Quotes

I wish my deadly foe no worse Than want of friends, and empty purse.
Nicholas 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).
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Shall we go dance the hay, the hay? Never pipe could ever play Better shepherd's roundelay.
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) Oxford University Press.
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Shall we go learn to kiss, to kiss? Never heart could ever miss Comfort, where true meaning is.
Nicholas Breton (1542-1626), British poet. A Report Song (l. 10-12). . . New Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1950. Helen Gardner, ed. (1972) Oxford University Press.
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Come, little boy, and rock asleep; 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 From this thy father's quality.
Nicholas Breton (1542-1626), British poet. Come, little babe, come, silly soul (l. 43-48). . . New Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1950. Helen Gardner, ed. (1972) Oxford University Press.
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dost thou smile? O, thy sweet face! Would God Himself He might thee see!— No doubt thou wouldst soon purchase grace, I know right well, for thee and me:
Nicholas Breton (1542-1626), British poet. Come, little babe, come, silly soul (l. 19-22). . . New Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1950. Helen Gardner, ed. (1972) Oxford University Press.
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Come little babe, come silly soul, Thy father's shame, thy mother's grief,
Nicholas Breton (1542-1626), British poet. Come, little babe, come, silly soul (l. 1-2). . . New Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1950. Helen Gardner, ed. (1972) Oxford University Press.
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Much ado there was, God wot, He would love and she would not. She said, never man was true; He said, none was false to you.
Nicholas Breton (1542-1626), British poet. The Honourable Entertainment Given to the Queen's Majesty in Progress at Elvetham, 1591. . . Attributed to Breton and others New Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1950. Helen Gardner, ed. (1972) Oxford University Press.
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Thus much for thy assurance know; a hollow friend is but a hellish foe.
Nicholas Breton (c. 1545-1626), British author, poet. repr. In Works in Verse and Prose of Nicholas Breton, vol. 2 (1879). The Mother's Blessing (1602-1603).
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Who can live in heart so glad As the merry country lad?
Nicholas Breton (1542-1626), British poet. The Passionate Shepherd (l. 43-48). . . Oxford Book of Sixteenth Century Verse, The. E. K. Chambers, comp. (1932) Oxford University Press.
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