Treasure Island

Stephen Hawes

(1474-1523 / England)

Quotations

  • ''O mortal folk, you may behold and see
    How I lie here, sometime a mighty knight;
    The end of joy and all prosperity
    Is death at last, thorough his course and might;''
    Stephen Hawes (1474-1528), British poet. The Pastime of Pleasure (l. 1-4). . . Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (New ed., rev. and enl., 1939) Oxford University Press.
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  • ''in your mind inwardly despise
    The brittle world so full of doubleness,
    With the vile flesh, and right soon arise
    Out of your sleep of mortal heaviness;
    Subdue the devil with grace and mekeness,''
    Stephen Hawes (1474-1528), British poet. The Pastime of Pleasure (l. 15-19). . . Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (New ed., rev. and enl., 1939) Oxford University Press.

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The Auctor

Go lytell treatyse deuoyde of eloquence
Tremblynge for drede to approche the maieste
Of our souerayne lorde surmountynge in excellence
But vnder the wynge of his benygnyte
Submyttynge the to his mercyfull pyte
And beche his grace to pardon thy rudenes
Whiche of late was made to eschewe ydylnes.

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