George Gascoigne

(1535 – 7 October 1577 / Cardington, Bedfordshire)

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  • ''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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Gascoigne's Lullaby

1 Sing lullaby, as women do,
2 Wherewith they bring their babes to rest;
3 And lullaby can I sing to,
4 As womanly as can the best.
5 With lullaby they still the child,
6 And if I be not much beguil'd,
7 Full many wanton babes have I,
8 Which must be still'd with lullaby.

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