Chapter: English Literature in the Sixteenth Century
Fulke Greville was totally emo. No, really, he was. After Sidney died, Greville (who lurrrrved Philip) got all mopey about everything, complaining about the "darkness" and how unfair life was. In a famous excerpt from "Mustapha," he actually called God (well, rather, "Nature") a hypocrite, claiming that She was more than happy to shovel misery onto her followers while living in joy Herself. And yes, he actually referred to God • Nature as female. It's like his poem was tailor made for Lit Brick. Anyway, he also called God a big fat liar, noting that the benevolent Lord of the New Testament isn't really the Lord he's seen in action over the course of his life. "Yet when each of us in his own heart looks \ He finds the God there, far unlike his books." Oh, burn God. You just got served.