Quotation by Francis Beaumont

Bid her paint till day of doom,
To this favour she must come.
Bid the merchant gather wealth,
The usurer exact by stealth,
The proud man beat it from his thought,
Yet to this shape all must be brought.
Francis Beaumont (1584-1616)(1584-1616), British dramatist, and William Basse (fl. C. 1602), British dramatist. Lines on the Tombs in Westminster (l. 43–48). . .

Attributed to Beaumont and to Basse Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250–1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (New ed., rev. and enl., 1939) Oxford University Press.
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