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Philip Sidney

Data de nascimento: 30. Novembro 1554
Data de falecimento: 17. Outubro 1586


Philip Sidney , tornou-se um dos mais importantes poetas do Reino Unido. Escreveu Astrophil and Stella, An Apology for Poetry e Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia.

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„Fool," said my muse to me. "Look in thy heart and write.“

—  Philip Sidney, Astrophel and Stella
Context: .... But words came halting forth, wanting Invention's stay, Invention, Nature's child, fled step-dame Study's blows, And others' feet still seemed but strangers in my way. Thus great with child to speak, and helpless in my throes, Biting my truant pen, beating myself for spite: "Fool," said my Muse to me, "look in thy heart and write." Sonnet 1,Concluding couplet from Loving in truth,and fain in verse my love to show Compare: "Look, then, into thine heart and write", Henry W. Longfellow, Voices of the Night, Prelude.


„My dear, my better half“

—  Philip Sidney
Book III. books. google

„In the sweetly constituted mind of Sir Philip Sidney, it seems as if no ugly thought or unhandsome meditation could find a harbour. He turned all that he touched into images of honour and virtue.“

—  Philip Sidney
Charles Lamb "Characters of Dramatic Writers, Contemporary with Shakspeare", in Thomas Hutchinson (ed.) The Works in Prose and Verse of Charles and Mary Lamb (1908) vol. 1, p. 70.

„Poetry, a speaking picture... to teach and delight“

—  Philip Sidney
From 'Tracing Aristotle's Rhetoric' in Defense of Poesy 1581.


„They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts.“

—  Philip Sidney
Book 1. Compare: "He never is alone that is accompanied with noble thoughts", John Fletcher, Love's Cure, act iii. sc. 3.

„Have I caught my heav'nly jewel.“

—  Philip Sidney
Sonnet 1, Second Song. Note: Quoted by William Shakespeare in Merry Wives of Windsor.


„Many-headed multitude.“

—  Philip Sidney
Book 2. Compare: "Many-headed multitude", William Shakespeare, Coriolanus, act ii. sc. 3.; "This many-headed monster, Multitude", Daniel, History of the Civil War, book ii. st. 13.

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