Treasure Island

John Cleveland

(16 June 1613 – 29 April 1658 / Loughborough, England)

Quotations

  • ''The People's violent Love and Hate;
    One in extreames lov'd and abhor'd.
    Riddles lie here; or in a word,
    Here lies Blood; and let it lie
    Speechlesse still, and never crie.''
    John Cleveland (1613-1658), British poet. Epitaph on the Earl of Strafford (l. 10-14). . . New Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1950. Helen Gardner, ed. (1972) Oxford University Press.
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  • ''I am no Poet here; my pen 's the spout,
    Where the rain water of my eyes run out,
    In pity of that name, whose fate wee see
    Thus copied out in griefs Hydrography:
    The Muses are not Mer-maids, though upon
    His death the Ocean might turn Helicon''
    John Cleveland (1613-1658), British poet. On the Memory of Mr. Edward King, Drowned in the Irish Seas (l. 5-10). . . Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermode and John Hollander, general eds. (1973) Oxford University Press (Also published as six paperback vols.: Medieval English Literature, J. B. Trapp, ed.; The Literature of Renaissance England, John Hollander and Frank Kermode, eds.; The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, Martin Price, ed.; Romantic Poetry and Prose, Harold Bloom and Lionel Trilling, eds.; Victorian Prose and Poetry, Lionel Trilling and Harold Bloom, eds.; Modern British Literature, Frank Kermode and John Hollander, eds.).

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An Elegy On Ben Jonson

WHO first reform'd our Stage with justest Lawes,
And was the first best Judge in his owne Cause?
Who (when his Actors trembled for Applause)

Could (with a noble Confidence) preferre
His owne, by right, to a whole Theater;
From Principles which he knew could not erre.

Who to his FABLE did his Persons fitt,

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