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Come Sleep! Oh Sleep

Come Sleep! Oh Sleep


by Sir Philip Sidney

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

It would be pretty cool to say your godfather was a king, right? Sir Philip Sidney's godfather was Philip II of Spain (hence the name Philip). (Source.)

Sir Philip Sidney was really, really old when he kicked the bucket—um, not. The poor dude was only 32. (Source.)

Can you imagine how much it would hurt to get shot? Well if you can't, Sidney could tell you how it feels. That's because shortly before he died he took one right in the leg while fighting in the Netherlands. (Source.)

Sidney was like the Sean Connery of Renaissance England. The virgin queen herself, Elizabeth I, referred to him as the "most accomplished gentleman in Europe." Props to him. (Source.)

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