William Cartwright

(1611-1643 / England)

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William Cartwright (1 September 1611 – 29 November 1643) was an English dramatist and churchman.

The son of a country gentleman turned innkeeper, he was born at Northway, Gloucestershire. Anthony Wood gives an account of his origin which is probably correct, although it is contradicted by statements made in David Lloyd's Memoirs. Cartwright was educated at the free school of ... more »

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  • I was that silly thing that once was wrought
    To practise this thin love;
    I climbed from sex to soul, from soul to thought;
    But thinking there to move,
    Headlong I rolled fro...
    William Cartwright (1611-1643), British poet. No Platonic Love (l. 7-12). . . Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermo...
  • There are two births: the one when light
    First strikes the new awakened sense;
    The other when two souls unite,
    And we must count our life from thence,
    When you loved me and...
    William Cartwright (1611-1643), British poet. To Chloe, Who Wished Herself Young Enough for Me (l. 7-12). . . The Oxford Anthology of English Poet...
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