Sir Philip Sidney
Sir Philip Sidney Quotes
''Thy necessity is yet greater than mine.''Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586), British poet, diplomat, soldier. Quoted in Life of Sir Philip Sidney, ch. 12, Sir Fulke Greville (1652). offering his water to a dying soldier, at the battle of Zutphen, Sept. 22, 1586, where Sidney himself had received a mortal wound.
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The nightingale, as soon as April bringeth
Unto her rested sense a perfect waking,
While late bare earth, proud of new clothing, springeth,
Sings out her woes, a thorn her song-book making,
And mournfully bewailing,
Her throat in tunes expresseth
What grief her breast oppresseth
For Tereus' force on her chaste will prevailing.
O Philomela fair, O take some gladness,