ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Sir Thomas Overbury
B. G., "Upon the untimely Death of Sir Thomas Overbury" Sir Thomas Overburie, His Wife, with New Elegies (1616) sig. ¶8v.
Sir Thomas Overbury:
1616: Ben Jonson
1616: D. T.
1616: W. S.
1616: William Browne of Tavistock
1616: B. G.
1646: George Daniel of Beswick
1650: Robert Baron
1687: William Winstanley
1776: John Nichols
1789: Philip Neve
1824: Bryan Waller Procter
1616: Sir Thomas Overbury
1719: Dr. George Sewell
1772: Rev. John Ball
1773: Oliver Goldsmith
If for to live be but a misery,
If by death good men gaine eternity,
Twas friendly done in robbing thee of life,
To celebrate thy nuptials with thy wife;
So that his will no other aime intended,
But by exchange thy life should be amended:
Yet wert to compasse his insatiate Lust,
He this last friendship tendred to thy: trust
Whiles he dishonour'd and defam'd may die,
Justice and Fame, shall crowne thy memorie.
B. G. medy. Temp.