Members Who Read Most Number Of Poems

Live Scores

Click here to see the rest of the list

(1560-1592 / England)

Robert Greene
Do you like this poet?
13 person liked.
3 person did not like.

Robert Greene (baptized 11 July 1558, died 3 September 1592) was an English author popular in his day, and now best known for a posthumous pamphlet attributed to him, Greenes, Groats-worth of Witte, bought with a million of Repentance, widely believed to contain an attack on William Shakespeare. He is said to have been born in Norwich. He attended Cambridge, receiving a B.A. in 1580, and an M.A. in 1583 before moving to London, where he arguably became the first professional author in England. Greene published in many genres including romances, plays and autobiography.

Greene is thought to have attended the free grammar school at Norwich, although this cannot be confirmed as ... more »

Click here to add this poet to your My Favorite Poets.

Quotations

more quotations »
  • Sweet are the thoughts that savour of content,
    The quiet mind is richer than a crown;
    Sweet are the nights in careless slumber spent,
    The poor estate scorns Fortune's angry frown....
    Robert Greene (1558?-1592), British author. Farewell to Folly (l. 12). . . Poets of the English Language, Vols. I-V. Vol. I: Langland to Spenser; ...
  • ''Weep not, my wanton, smile upon my knee;
    When thou art old there's grief enough for thee.''
    Robert Greene (1558?-1592), British author. Menaphon (l. 12). . . New Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1950. Helen Gardner, ed. (1972) Oxfo...
  • Sovran of beauty! like the spray she grows,
    Compassed she is with thorns and cankered bower.
    Yet were she willing to be plucked and worn,
    She would be gathered, though she grew on...
    Robert Greene (1558?-1592), British author. Pandosto (l. 12). . . Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (New...
  • ''Ah were she pitiful as she is fair,
    Or but as mild as she is seeming so,
    Then were my hopes greater than my despair,
    Then all the world were heaven, nothing woe.''
    Robert Greene (1558?-1592), British author. Pandosto (l. 12). . . Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (New...
Read more quotations »

Comments about Robert Greene

There is no comment submitted by members..
Click here to write your comments about Robert Greene
[Hata Bildir]