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Things over rank do never kindly bear

DMI number:
17358
Poem Aliases
Drayton. Thomas Cromwell.
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Evidence:
First Line:
Things over rank do never kindly bear
Last Line:
Sits above fortune and controlleth time
Poem Genre / Form:
Admonition, Extract / snippet from longer work, and Ottava rima / abababcc
Themes:
Ambition, Nature[Decay], and Virtue / vice
Related People
Author:
Michael Drayton
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Extract from The Legend of Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex. Chalmers (1810) IV: 154-162.
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