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" O grief of griefs! O gall of all good hearts! To see that virtue should despised be Of him, that first was raised for virtuous parts, And now, broad spreading like an aged tree, Lets none shoot up that nigh him planted be... "
The Great Lord Burghley: A Study in Elizabethan Statecraft - Page 454
by Martin Andrew Sharp Hume - 1898 - 511 pages
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The Cambridge Companion to Spenser

Andrew Hadfield - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 278 pages
...Leicester, a wasteland infested by ominous screech-owls and crafty foxes. Raw power remains: one statesman, 'broad spreading like an aged tree, / Lets none shoot up, that nigh him planted bee' (452-3). This egoist, in effect a one-tree Rome, sounds like William Cecil as Spenser saw him:...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 28

Kenneth Muir - Drama - 2002 - 200 pages
...been said by Spenser a generation earlier of Cecil's father, Lord Burghley: О grief of griefs, О gall of all good hearts To see that virtue should...aged tree, Lets none shoot up that nigh him planted be.1 Spenser's complaint, which he also makes elsewhere, is that Burghley, having created a monopoly...
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Shakespeare Adaptations from the Restoration: Five Plays

Barbara A. Murray - Drama - 2005 - 556 pages
...good heartes, / To see that vertue should dispised bee / Of him, that first was raisde for verruous parts, / And now broad spreading like an aged tree, / Lets none shoot vp, that nigh him planted bee: / O let the man, of whom the Muse is scorned, / Nor aliue, nor dead...
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