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.
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 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.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