Why did my parents send me to the schoolsThat I with knowledge might enrich my mind?Since the desire to know first made men fools,And did corrupt the root of all mankind.
Much like a subtle spider which doth sitIn middle of her web, which spreadeth wide;If aught do touch the utmost thread of it,She feels it instantly on every side.John Davies
Wedlock, indeed, hath oft compared beenTo public feasts, where meet a public rout,—Where they that are without would fain go in,And they that are within would fain go out.John Davies
'T is just like a summer bird-cage in a garden, the birds that are without despair to get in, and the birds that are within despair and are in a consumption for fear they shall never get out. 2John Davies
For what made that in glory shine so long But poets' Pens, pluckt from Archangels' wings?John Davies