John Digby

[1st Earl of Bristol]

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John Digby, 1st Earl of Bristol (February 1580 – 16 January 1653), was an English diplomat and a moderate royalist during the English Civil War.

John Digby was the son of Sir George Digby of Coleshill, Warwickshire, and Abigail, daughter of Sir Arthur Henningham. He was educated at Magdalene College, Cambridge. On his coming to Court, his charm, good looks and diplomatic ability quickly... more »

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Grieve Not, Dear Love

GRIEVE not, dear Love! although we often part:
But know, that Nature gently doth us sever,
Thereby to train us up, with tender art,
To brook the day when we must part for ever.

For Nature, doubting we should be surprised
By that sad day whose dread doth chiefly fear us,
Doth keep us daily schooled and exercised;
Lest that the fright thereof should overbear us!

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