A GROATSWORTH OF WIT
Bought with a Million of Repentance
by ROBERT GREENE
Robert Greene (1558 – 1592) was an English dramatist, poet, pamphleteer, rake
and debauchee. He appears as a minor character in both of Anthony Burgess'
Elizabethan novels Nothing Like The Sun (about Shakespeare) and A
Dead Man In Deptford (about Marlowe) A graduate of Clare Hall,
". . . there is an upstart Crow, beautified with our feathers, that with his Tiger's heart wrapped in a Players hide, supposes he is as well able to bombast out a blank verse as the best of you: and being an absolute Iohannes fac totum, is in his own conceit the only Shake-scene in a country."