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George Wither (June 11, 1588 – May 2, 1667) was an English poet and satirist.


== Quotes ==
Shall I, wasting in despair, Die because a woman’s fair?Or make pale my cheeks with care, ’Cause another’s rosy are?Be she fairer than the day,Or the flowery meads in May, If she be not so to me, What care I how fair she be?
The Shepherd's Resolution; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Compare: "If she undervalue me, What care I how fair she be?", Sir Walter Raleigh, Poem.Jack shall pipe and Gill shall dance.
Poem on Christmas; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).Hang sorrow! care will kill a cat,And therefore let ’s be merry.
Poem on Christmas; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Compare: "Hang sorrow! care ’ll kill a cat", Ben Jonson, Every Man in his Humour, Act i. Sc. 3.Though I am young, I scorn to flitOn the wings of borrowed wit.
The Shepherd’s Hunting (printed 1615); reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).And I oft have heard defended,—Little said is soonest mended.
The Shepherd’s Hunting (printed 1615); reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).And he that gives us in these daysNew Lords may give us new laws.
Contented Man’s Morrice; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).I loved a lass, a fair one, As fair as e'er was seen;She was indeed a rare one, Another Sheba queen:But, fool as then I was, I thought she loved me too:But now, alas! she's left me, Falero, lero, loo!
I Loved a Lass; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 390.


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