15811601-16131613, Sep 14
an English poet and essayist, also known for being the victim of a murder which led to a scandalous trial. His poem A Wife (also referred to as The Wife), which depicted the virtues that a young man should demand of a woman, played a large role in the events that precipitated his murder.
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Simon Forman
...death when he was implicated in the plot to kill Sir Thomas Overbury. Writers from Ben Jonson to Nathaniel Hawthorne...
 Quotes (10) • View in Quotations
A flatterer is the shadow of a fool.
Absence doth sharpen love, presence strengthens it.
An Ambitious woman shewes her selfe to bee a troublesome disturber of the world, powerfull to make smale things great, and great monstrous.
Beauty is only skin deep.
Good deeds in this life are coals raked up in embers, to make a fire next day.
Nature is God's. Art is man's instrument.
The man who has nothing to boast of but his illustrious ancestry is like the potato. The best part is underground.
Things were first made, then words.
Wit and woman are two frail things, and both the frailer by concurring.
Wit is brushwood; judgment, timber; the one gives the greatest flame, the other yields the most durable heat; and both meeting make the best fire.
Sir Thomas Overbury15811601
16131613, Sep 14

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