Who is sidney?

Famous quotes containing the word sidney:

    Who will in fairest book of Nature know
    How virtue may best lodged in beauty be,
    Let him but learn of love to read in thee,
    Stella, those fair lines which true goodness show.
    There shall he find all vices’ overthrow,
    Not by rude force, but sweetest sovereignty
    Of reason,
    —Sir Philip Sidney (1554–1586)

    With a tale, forsooth, he cometh unto you; with a tale which holdeth children from play, and old men from the chimney corner.
    —Sir Philip Sidney (1554–1586)

    That busy archer his sharp arrows tries?
    —Sir Philip Sidney (1554–1586)