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addressed appears autograph Bacon and Shakspere Bacon wrote Barnfield birds sing madrigals Burleigh Chandos portrait Charles Mackay concealed poet conceit copy couplet dear dedicated deed doth Dowland Earl of Essex edition of 1614 editor England's Helicon Faery Queen falls Melodious birds father Finis flocks feed Francis Bacon Greville Halliwell-Phillipps hath heart heavenly touch honor illiterate John Joseph Taylor King James letter lines Lord Love's man-at-arms Marlowe Melodious birds sing merry mortgage never Nymph's Reply omits Passionate Pilgrim person pieces play poem portrait praise published Queen Elizabeth Richard Richard Barnfield Richard Grant White says secret authorship Shackesper Shakespeare shallow rivers Shaxberd Shaxper Shepherd sign his name signature signed Ig signed Ignoto Sir Walter Raleigh song Sonnets spelling Spenser stanza Stratford subscribed Ignoto supposed sweet thee thou art thousand fragrant posies thy love twenty verse William William Shakespeare wilt write written young younger youth
Page 35 - A honey tongue, a heart of gall, Is fancy's spring, but sorrow's fall. Thy gowns, thy shoes, thy beds of roses, Thy cap, thy kirtle, and thy posies, Soon break, soon wither, soon forgotten ; In folly ripe, in reason rotten. Thy belt of straw, and ivy buds, Thy coral clasps, and amber studs, All these in me no means can move To come to thee, and be thy love.
Page 18 - When, in disgrace with Fortune and men's eyes, I all alone beweep my outcast state And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries And look upon myself and curse my fate. Wishing me like to one more rich in hope, Featured like him, like him with friends possess'd, Desiring this man's art and that man's scope.
Page 24 - O, for my sake do you with Fortune chide, The guilty goddess of my harmful deeds, That did not better for my life provide Than public means which public manners breeds. Thence comes it that my name receives a brand, And almost thence my nature is subdued To what it works in, like the dyer's hand.
Page 32 - As it fell upon a day, In the merry month of May, Sitting in a pleasant shade Which a grove of myrtles made...
Page 24 - tis true I have gone here and there And made myself a motley to the view, Gored mine own thoughts, sold cheap what is most dear, Made old offences of affections new.
Page 34 - With coral clasps and amber studs: And if these pleasures may thee move, Come live with me and be my love.
Page 32 - now would she cry; " Ter u, Teru ! " by and by ; That to hear her so complain Scarce I could from tears refrain; For her griefs, so lively shown, Made me think upon mine own. Ah, thought I, thou mourn'st in...
Page 15 - To me, fair friend, you never can be old, For as you were when first your eye I eyed, Such seems your beauty still. Three winters cold Have from the forests shook three summers...
Page 35 - If all the world and love were young, And truth in every shepherd's tongue, These pretty pleasures might me move To live with thee and be thy Love.