His helmet now shall make a hive for bees, And lovers’ songs be turned to holy psalms; A man-at-arms must now serve on his knees, And feed on prayers, which are old age’s alms.
Polyhymnia (1590), reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
Fair and fair, and twice so fair, As fair as any may be; The fairest shepherd on our green, A love for any lady.George Peele
Villain, a horse-- Villain, I say, give me a horse to fly, To swim the river, villain, and to fly.George Peele
His golden locks time hath to silver turned; O time too swift! O swiftness never ceasing! His youth ’gainst time and age hath ever spurned, But spurned in vain; youth waneth by encreasing.George Peele
My merry, merry, merry roundelay Concludes with Cupid’s curse: They that do change old love for new, Pray gods, they change for worse!George Peele
What thing is love? for (well I wot) love is a thing It is a prick, it is a sting, It is a pretty, pretty thing; It is a fire, it is a coal, Whose flame creeps in at every hole!George Peele
Villain, a horse Villain, I say, give me a horse to fly, To swim the river, villain, and to fly.George Peele
Parish me no parishes.George Peele
His helmet now shall make a hive for bees, And lover's sonnets turn'd to holy psalms; A man at arms must now serve on his knees, And feed on prayers, which are his age's alms.George Peele