Literary Birthday – 26 February – Christopher Marlowe

Christopher Marlowe was baptised 26 February 1564, and died 30 May 1593.

Seven Quotes

  1. Hell is just a frame of mind.
  2. Come live with me and be my love, And we will all the pleasures prove, That valleys, groves, hills, and fields, Woods, or steepy mountain yields.
  3. Virtue is the fount whence honour springs.
  4. Was this the face that launched a thousand ships, and burnt the topless towers of Ileum?
  5. I’m armed with more than complete steel, – The justice of my quarrel.
  6. There is no sin but ignorance.
  7. Accursed be he that first invented war.

Christopher Marlowe was an English playwright, poet, and translator of the Elizabethan era. He wrote Dr. Faustus, Edward II, and The Jew of Malta. Marlowe influenced William Shakespeare, who was born in the same year and who rose to become the pre-eminent Elizabethan playwright after Marlowe’s mysterious early death.

by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 26th February 2016