Henry Constable

English poet

Henry Constable (15621613) was an English poet. Becoming a Roman Catholic, he went to Paris, and acted as an agent for the Catholic powers. He died at Liège. In 1592 he published Diana, a collection of sonnets, and contributed to England's Helicon four poems, including "Diaphenia" and "Venus and Adonis". His style is characterised by fervour and richness of colour.

Diaphenia like the daffadowndilly

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DiapheniaEdit

  • Diaphenia like the daffadowndilly
  • I do love thee as my lambs
    Are belovėd of their dams
  • As the birds do love the spring,
    Or the bees their careful king

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