Chidiock Tichborne

(c. 24 August 1562 - 20 September 1586 / Southampton, England)

My Prime Of Youth Is But A Frost Of Cares - Poem by Chidiock Tichborne

My prime of youth is but a frost of cares,
My feast of joy is but a dish of pain,
My crop of corn is but a field of tares,
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Comments about My Prime Of Youth Is But A Frost Of Cares by Chidiock Tichborne

  • Brian Strand (12/14/2015 3:29:00 AM)

    A poetic form 'Tien' is derived from this poem being a one line poem of ten words of one syllable(without a title) usually full of pathos (Report) Reply

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  • Theorem Thetruthserum (9/11/2005 11:25:00 PM)

    very interesting poem on a conclusion of a short life. (Report) Reply

  • (2/22/2005 6:09:00 PM)

    Chidiock Tichborne was convicted as a plotter in the Babington Conspiracy, a Catholic plot that aimed to assassinate Queen Elizabeth I and put Mary Queen of Scots on the English throne. Tichborne was executed on September 20th 1586. He wrote the poem on the eve of his execution. (Report) Reply

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