Treasure Island

Thomas Dekker

(1572-1632 / England)

Quotations

  • ''Golden slumbers kiss your eyes,
    Smiles awake you when you rise.
    Sleep, pretty wantons, do not cry,
    And I will sing a lullaby:
    Rock them, rock them, lullaby.''
    Thomas Dekker (1572?-1632?), British poet. The Pleasant Comedy of Patient Grissell. OBSC. Oxford Book of Sixteenth Century Verse, The. E. K. Chambers, comp. (1932) Oxford University Press.
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  • ''Work apace, apace, apace, apace;
    Honest labour bears a lovely face;''
    Thomas Dekker (1572?-1632?), British poet. The Pleasant Comedy of Patient Grissell. OBSC. Oxford Book of Sixteenth Century Verse, The. E. K. Chambers, comp. (1932) Oxford University Press.
  • ''Troll the bowl, the jolly nut-brown bowl,
    And here, kind mate, to thee!
    Let's sing a dirge for Saint Hugh's soul,
    And down it merrily.''
    Thomas Dekker (1572?-1632?), British poet. The Shoemaker's Holiday (l. 9-12). OBSC. Oxford Book of Sixteenth Century Verse, The. E. K. Chambers, comp. (1932) Oxford University Press.
  • ''Now the nightingale, the pretty nightingale,
    The sweetest singer in all the forest's choir,
    Entreats thee, sweet Peggy, to hear thy true Love's tale:
    Lo! yonder she sitteth, her breast against a briar.''
    Thomas Dekker (1572?-1632?), British poet. The Shoemaker's Holiday (l. 9-12). Birds. Oxford Book of Sixteenth Century Verse, The. E. K. Chambers, comp. (1932) Oxford University Press.

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Beauty Arise

Beauty arise, show forth thy glorious shining,
Thine eyes feed love, for them he standeth pining ;
Honor and youth attend to do their duty
To thee, their only sovereign, Beauty.
Beauty arise, whilst we, thy servants, sing
Io to Hymen, wedlock's jocund king.
Io to Hymen, Io, Io, sing ;
Of wedlock, love, and youth is Hymen king.

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