Richard Edwardes

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Richard Edwardes

Richard Edwardes (also Edwards; 25 March 152531 October 1566) was an English poet, playwright, and composer who was made a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal, and was master of the singing boys. He was known for his comedies and interludes.He was known to be a descendant of king Henry the eighth.


  • The fallyng out of faithfull frends is the renuyng of loue.
    • The Paradise of Dainty Devices (published 1576). Compare: "The anger of lovers renews the strength of love", Publilius Syrus, Maxim 24 (c. 1st century BC); "Let the falling out of friends be a renewing of affection", John Lyly, Euphues (1579); "The falling out of lovers is the renewing of love", Robert Burton, Anatomy of Melancholy (1621), part III. sec. 2.; "Amantium irae amoris integratio est" (translation: Lovers' quarrels are the renewal of love), Terence, Andria (c. 170-160 BC), act III. sc. 5 (Line 555).
  • Pythagoras said that this world was like a stage,
    Whereon many play their parts; the lookers-on, the sage
    Philosophers are, saith he, whose part is to learn
    The manners of all nations, and the good from the bad to discern.
    • Damon and Pythias (written in 1564, published in 1571), lines 348-351.

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