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GREENES FUNERALLS: SONNET 2, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fortune, hates not, them that hate her
Last Line: None so bad but pleases some.
Alternate Author Name(s): Barnefield, Richard


Fortune, hates not, them that hate her:
Fortune, loves not, them that love her:
Fortune, would, and cannot rate her:
Fortune, shall, and must remove her.
And though fickle Fortune smile:
It is but for a little while.

Greene lovde Fortune foolish Man,
Foolish man, why lovde he so?
And her foolish race he ran,
Foolish race thats run with woe.
Woe than (Alas) was lesse misused?
Now (Alas) is more abused?

But let Fowles and foolish fellowes,
Barke and byte their belly fill:
It is not spightfull Envies bellowes,
That can kindle fire still.
No booke pleases all that come:
None so bad but pleases some.





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