Henry VIII, King of England

Greenwich, England
Henry VIII, King of England
Greenwich, England
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Green Groweth The Holly

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1 Green groweth the holly,
2 So doth the ivy.
3 Though winter blasts blow never so high,
4 Green groweth the holly.

5 As the holly groweth green
6 And never changeth hue,
7 So I am, ever hath been,
8 Unto my lady true.
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Elisabet Wilson 04 November 2007
A very beautiful poem and even more so because it is also set to music. It is believed to have been written for the Christmas season during the celebrations at court. Henry, was a man of his time and with all of his misgivings was known to be very sentimental and could be made to weep easily. I enjoy all of his works.
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Gillian.E. Shaw 30 November 2005
A poem about faithfullness. The Holly and Ivy are ever green no matter how bad the weather in winter and so a comparison is made through the claim that his love will be forever true(come what may) to a certain particular person. A poem expressing profound thought on the lover's state of mind. Quite incredible when thinking of his track-record. Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. Not to mention the numerous mistresses. Nonetheless, a beautiful poem.
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Anong All 18 May 2005
This poem sounds very beautiful to me, like a secret garden.
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