Who is Thomas Lodge

Thomas Lodge (c. 1558 – September 1625) was an English writer and medical practitioner whose life spanned the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods.

Biography

Thomas Lodge was born about 1558 in West Ham, the second son of Sir Thomas Lodge, Lord Mayor of London, by his third wife Anne (1528–1579), daughter of Henry Luddington (died 1531), a London grocer. He was educated at Merchant Taylors' School and Trinity College, Oxford; taking his BA in 1577 and MA in 1581. In 1578 he entered Lincoln's Inn, where, as in the other Inns of Court, a love of letters and a crop of debts were common.Lodge, disregarding the wishes of his family, took up literature. When the penitent Stephen Gosson had (in 1579) published his Schoole of Abuse, Lodge responded with Defence of Poetry, ...
Read Full Biography of Thomas Lodge


Thomas Lodge Poems

  • The Earth, Late Chok'd With Showers
    The earth, late chok'd with showers,
    Is now array'd in green,
    Her bosom springs with flowers,
    The air dissolves her teen; ...
  • Phillis 1
    MY Phillis hath the morning sun
       At first to look upon her;
    And Phillis hath morn-waking birds
       Her risings still to honour. ...
  • Phillis 2
    LOVE guards the roses of thy lips
       And flies about them like a bee;
    If I approach he forward skips,
       And if I kiss he stingeth me. ...
  • Phillis 02
    LOVE guards the roses of thy lips
    And flies about them like a bee;
    If I approach he forward skips,
    And if I kiss he stingeth me. ...
  • Like To The Clear In Highest Sphere
    Like to the clear in highest sphere
    Where all imperial glory shines,
    Of selfsame colour is her hair,
    Whether unfolded or in twines:...
Read All Poems


Top 10 most used topics by Thomas Lodge

Heart 11 I Love You 9 Love 9 Soft 7 Divine 7 Pretty 5 Kiss 4 Sweet 4 God 4 Shine 4


Thomas Lodge Quotes

Read All Quotes


Comments about Thomas Lodge

Pagrandlodge: phoenix lodge no. 75 and grand lodge officers with ddgm and rwpgm thomas gamon, iv. photo courtesy of brother john denoma, senior warden, phoenix lodge no. 75
Maritochez: had to fall in love moody blues justin hayward john lodge ray thomas graeme edge
Lovecorbyuk: thomas tresham inherited great wealth from his father john, and became a powerful local landowner, responsible for the building of various houses near to corby including the stunning triangular lodge in the grounds of his family home rushton hall. the building is 3-sided, each...
Prateekdg1: practical tips for avoiding the plague in the 17th century: keep a goat in your house! source: a treatise of the plague by thomas lodge
Lovecorbyuk: thomas tresham inherited great wealth from his father john, and became a powerful local landowner, responsible for the building of various houses near to corby including the stunning triangular lodge in the grounds of his family home rushton hall. the building is 3-sided, each...
Read All Comments


Write your comment about Thomas Lodge


Poem of the day

William Shakespeare Poem
Sonnet 11: As Fast As Thou Shalt Wane, So Fast Thou Grow'st
 by William Shakespeare

As fast as thou shalt wane, so fast thou grow'st
In one of thine, from that which thou departest,
And that fresh blood which youngly thou bestow'st,
Thou mayst call thine when thou from youth convertest.
Herein lives wisdom, beauty, and increase;
Without this folly, age, and cold decay,
If all were minded so, the times should cease,
And threescore year would make the world away.
...

Read complete poem

Popular Poets