Chidiock Tichborne

(c. 24 August 1562 - 20 September 1586 / Southampton, England)

My Prime of Youth Is But a Frost of Cares


My prime of youth is but a frost of cares,
My feast of joy is but a dish of pain,
My crop of corn is but a field of tares,
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  • Rookie - 122 Points Theorem Thetruthserum (9/11/2005 11:25:00 PM)

    very interesting poem on a conclusion of a short life. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie S Jones (2/22/2005 6:09:00 PM)

    Chidiock Tichborne was convicted as a plotter in the Babington Conspiracy, a Catholic plot that aimed to assassinate Queen Elizabeth I and put Mary Queen of Scots on the English throne. Tichborne was executed on September 20th 1586. He wrote the poem on the eve of his execution. (Report) Reply

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