Frasi di John Taylor (poeta)
John Taylor (poeta)
Data di nascita: 24. Agosto 1578
Data di morte: 1653
John Taylor , poeta inglese.
Frasi John Taylor (poeta)
„In paper, many a poet now survives
Or else their lines had perish'd with their lives.
Old Chaucer, Gower, and Sir Thomas More,
Sir Philip Sidney, who the laurel wore,
Spenser, and Shakespeare did in art excell,
Sir Edward Dyer, Greene, Nash, Daniel.
Sylvester, Beaumont, Sir John Harrington,
Forgetfulness their works would over run
But that in paper they immortally
Do live in spite of death, and cannot die.“
— John Taylor
From [http://ebooks.gutenberg.us/Renascence_Editions/taylor1.html "The Praise of Hemp-seed"], published 1620. This is the earliest surviving printed reference to the death of William Shakespeare and Francis Beaumont, who had both died in 1616.