George Gascoigne

(1535 – 7 October 1577 / Cardington, Bedfordshire)

George Gascoigne Quotes

    Fie, Pleasure, Fie!

    1 Fie pleasure, fie! thou cloyest me with delight,
    2 Thou fill'st my mouth with sweetmeats overmuch;
    3 I wallow still in joy both day and night:
    4 I deem, I dream, I do, I taste, I touch,
    5 No thing but all that smells of perfect bliss;
    6 Fie pleasure, fie! I cannot like of this.

    7 To taste (sometimes) a bait of bitter gall,
    8 To drink a draught of so{'u}r ale (some season)

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