Quotation by Henry Howard Surrey, Earl Of

Jewel of jeopardy that peril doth assail,
False and untrue, enticed oft to treason,
Enemy to youth (that most may I bewail!),
Ah, bitter sweet! infecting as the poison,
Thou farest as fruit that with the frost is taken:
Today ready ripe, tomorrow all too shaken.
Henry Howard, Earl Of Surrey (1517?–1547), British poet, courtier. Brittle beauty, that nature made so frail (l. 9–14). . .

Silver Poets of the Sixteenth Century (Everyman's Library). Gerald Bullett, ed. (1947) J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd.
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