Thomas Nashe

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Thomas Nashe (November 1567 – c. 1601) was an English Elizabethan pamphleteer, poet and satirist.


  • Evermore mayst thou be canonized as the Nonparreille of impious epistlers.
    • Four Letters 1592.
  • The Sun shineth as well on the good as the bad: God from on high beholdeth all the workers of iniquity, as well as the upright of heart.
    • Christ's Tears over Jerusalem 1593.

Summer's Last Will and Testament (1600)[edit]

  • Spring, the sweet spring, is the year's pleasant King,
    Then blooms each thing, then maids dance in a ring,
    Cold doth not sting, the pretty birds do sing,
    Cuckoo, jug, jug, pu wee, to witta woo!
    • lines 161-164.
  • Blest is that government where no art thrives.
    • line 1425.
  • Beauty is but a flower
    Which wrinkles will devour.
    • lines 1588-1589.
  • Brightness falls from the air,
    Queens have died young and fair,
    Dust hath closed Helen's eye.
    I am sick, I must die:
    Lord, have mercy on us.
    • lines 1590-1594.
  • From winter, plague, & pestilence, good Lord, deliver us.
    • line 1878.

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