Treasure Island

George Gascoigne

(1535 – 7 October 1577 / Cardington, Bedfordshire)

Quotations

  • ''Sing lullaby, as women do,
    Wherewith they bring their babies to rest;
    And lullaby can I sing too,
    As womanly as can the best.''
    George Gascoigne (1539-1577), British poet, dramatist. The Lullaby of a Lover (l. 1-4). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds. (3d ed., 1983) W. W. Norton & Company.
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  • ''Full many wanton babes have I,
    Which must be stilled with lullaby.''
    George Gascoigne (1539-1577), British poet, dramatist. The Lullaby of a Lover (l. 7-8). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds. (3d ed., 1983) W. W. Norton & Company.

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The Night is Near Gone

HEY! now the day dawis;
The jolly cock crawis;
Now shroudis the shawis
   Thro' Nature anon.
The thissel-cock cryis
On lovers wha lyis:
Now skaillis the skyis;
   The nicht is neir gone.

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