Richard Barnfield

Richard
Barnfield
1574
1620

English Poet who had close relationship with William Shakespeare

Author Quotes

Every one that flatters thee
Is no friends in misery.
Words are easy, like the wind;
Faithful friends are hard to find.
Every man will be thy friend
Whilst thou hast wherewith to spend;
But if store of crowns be scant,
No man will supply thy want.

Money is the sovereign queen of all delights - for her, the lawyer pleads, the soldier fights.

If music and sweet poetry agree, as they must needs (the sister and the brother), then must the love be great 'twixt thee and me, because thou lov'st the one, and I the other.

Love is a fiend, a fire, a heaven, a hell where pleasure, pain, and sad repentance dwell .

As it fell upon a day in the merry month of May, sitting in a pleasant shade which a grove of myrtles made.

He that is thy friend indeed, he will help thee in thy need: if thou sorrow, he will weep; if you wake, he cannot sleep; thus of every grief in heart he with thee doth bear a part.

All is amiss. Love is dying, faith's defying, heart's denying.

Apply thy minde to be a vertuous man. Auoyd ill company (the spoyle of youth;) To follow Vertues Lore doo what thou can, (Whereby great profit vnto thee ensuth;) Reade Bookes, hate Ignorance; (the Foe to Art, The Damme of Errour, Enuy of the hart).

A find, a fire, a heaven, a hell, where pleasure, pain, and sad repentance dwell.

Nothing is more certain than incertainties.

Author Picture
First Name
Richard
Last Name
Barnfield
Birth Date
1574
Death Date
1620
Bio

English Poet who had close relationship with William Shakespeare