„Hard-hearted minds relent and rigor's tears abound,
And envy strangely rues his end, in whom no fault was found.
Knowledge her light hath lost, valor hath slain her knight,
Sidney is dead, dead is my friend, dead is the world's delight.“

—  Philip Sidney, Fulke Greville, Epitaph on Sir Philip Sidney.
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