James Shirley - Quotes

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The glories of our blood and state, Are shadows, not substantial things; There is no armour against fate, Death lays his icy hand on kings. Scepter and crown must tumble down, And, in the dust, be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade. ---->>>

Only the actions of the just, Smell sweet and blossom in their dust. ---->>>

The honor is overpaid, When he that did the act is commentator. ---->>>

There is no armor against fate. ---->>>

Death calls ye to the crowd of common men. ---->>>


Nationality: English
Born: 1596
Die: October 29, 1666
Occupation: Dramatist

James Shirley (or Sherley) (September 1596 – October 1666) was an English dramatist. He belonged to the great period of English dramatic literature, but, in Charles Lamb's words, he "claims a place among the worthies of this period, not so much for any transcendent genius in himself, as that he was the last of a great race, all of whom spoke nearly the same language and had a set of moral feelings and notions in common (wikipedia)