29MAY2021 – Quote of the Day

You are like common beadles, apt to lash

Almost to death poor wretches not worth striking,

But fawn with slavish flattery on damned vices

So great men act them. You clap hands at those,

Where the true poet indeed doth scorn to gild

A gaudy tomb with glory of his verse,

Which coffins stinking carrion.

Thomas Dekker