English poet and essayist (1581–1613)
Sir Thomas Overbury (1581 – 14 September 1613) was a British poet and essayist.
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- In part to blame is she,
Which hath without consent bin only tride:
He comes to neere that comes to be denide.
- A Wife, stanza 36. Compare: "In part she is to blame that has been tried: He comes too late that comes to be denied", Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, The Lady’s Resolve (1713).
- An Ambitious woman shewes her selfe to bee a troublesome disturber of the world, powerfull to make smale things great, and great monstrous
- The Just Downfall of Ambition, Adultery and Murder.
- He disdains all things above his reach, and preferreth all countries above his own.
- Miscellaneous Works: An Affectate Traveller.