- Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?
- Like untuned golden strings all women are,
Which long time lie untouch'd, will harshly jar.
Vessels of brass oft handled brightly shine.
- Hero and Leander
- Come live with me and be my Love,
And we will all the pleasures prove
That hills and valleys, dales and fields,
Or woods or steepy mountain yields.
And we will sit upon the rocks,
And see the shepherds feed their flocks
By shallow rivers, to whose falls
Melodious birds sing madrigals.
And I will make thee beds of roses
And a thousand fragrant posies.
- The Passionate Shepherd to His Love (unknown date), stanzas 1 and 2. Compare: "To shallow rivers, to whose falls Melodious birds sings madrigals; There will we make our peds of roses, And a thousand fragrant posies", William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor, act iii. scene i. (Sung by Evans).
- You sons of care, companions of my course!
- Aeneas, Act I, scene i, line 142
- Pluck up your hearts, since fate still rests our friend.
- Aeneas, Act I, scene i, line 149
- What strange arts necessity finds out.
- Venus, Act I, scene i, line 169
Tamburlaine (c. 1588)
- Our swords shall play the orators for us.
- Techelles, Act I, scene ii, line 132
- Accurst be he that first invented war.
- Mycetes, Part 1, Act II, scene iv, line 1
- Let Earth and Heaven his timeless death deplore,
For both their worths shall equal him no more.
- Amyras, Part 2, Act V, scene iii, lines 252–253
The Jew of Malta (c. 1589)
- I count religion but a childish toy,
And hold there is no sin but ignorance.
- Machiavel, Prologue
- And thus methinks should men of judgment frame
Their means of traffic from the vulgar trade,
And, as their wealth increaseth, so inclose
Infinite riches in a little room.
- Machiavel, Prologue. Paraphrasing John Heywood, "Here lyeth muche rychnesse in lytell space," in The Foure PP (c. 1530).
- Excess of wealth is cause of covetousness.
- Ferneze, Act I, scene ii
- Now will I show myself to have more of the serpent than the dove; that is, more knave than fool.
- Thou hast committed—
Fornication: but that was in another country;
And besides, the wench is dead.
- Friar Barnardine and Barabas, Act IV, scene i
- Love me little, love me long.
- Ithamore, Act IV. Quoting John Heywood, "Love me litle, love me long," in Proverbes (c. 1538), Part ii, Chapter ii.
- So, march away; and let due praise be given
Neither to fate nor fortune, but to Heaven.
- Ferneze, Act V
- My men, like satyrs grazing on the lawns,
Shall with their goat feet dance the antic hay.
- Gaveston, Act I, scene i, lines 57–58
- What should a priest do with so fair a house?
A prison may best beseem his holiness.
- Gaveston, Act I, scene i, lines 204–205
- My swelling heart for very anger breaks.
- King Edward, Act II, scene ii, line 197
- And let these tears, distilling from mine eyes,
Be proof of my grief and innocency.
- Mortimer, Act V, scene vi, line 100
Doctor Faustus (c. 1593)
- Che serà, serà:
What will be, shall be.
- Faustus, Act I, scene i, lines 47–58
- Hell hath no limits, nor is circumscrib'd
In one self place; but where we are is hell,
And where hell is, there must we ever be.
- Mephistopheles, Act II, scene i, line 118
- When all the world dissolves,
And every creature shall be purified,
All places shall be hell that are not heaven.
- Was this the face that launch'd a thousand ships,
And burnt the topless towers of Ilium?
Sweet Helen, make me immortal with a kiss!
- Faustus, Act V, scene i, lines 91–93
- Pray for me! and what noise soever ye hear, come not unto me, for nothing can rescue me.
- Faustus, Act V, scene ii, lines 57–58
- The Marlowe Society
- Peter Farey's Marlowe Page
- The works of Marlowe at Perseus Project
- The Rose Theatre where Marlowe made his name
- Works by Christopher Marlowe at Project Gutenberg
- The International Marlowe-Shakespeare Society
- The Marlowe-Shakespeare Connection
- Peter Bull presents a case for Marlowe as the true author of Shakespeare's Sonnets.
- Works by Christopher Marlowe
- Marlowe Collection
- A Deception in Deptford - circumstantial evidence for the Marlowe-as-Shakespeare theory
- M.G. Scarsbrook's Marlowe Research Page
- “Hell” and “Soul” as cultural codes in Christopher Marlowe’s “Tragic history of the Life and death of Doctor Faustus”[[bs:Christopher Marlowe]