The poets' scrolls will outlive the monuments of stone. Genius survives; all else is claimed by death.
Edmund Spenser (1552 - 1599)
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Roses red, and violets blue, And all the sweetest flowers, that in the forest grew.
Source: The Faerie Queene, 1590
But times do change and move continually.
Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.
For deeds to die, however nobly done, And thoughts of men to as themselves decay, But wise words taught in numbers for to run, Recorded by the Muses, live for ay.
Source: The Ruines of Time, 1591
What more felicity can fall to creature, Than to enjoy delight with liberty.
Source: Fate of the Butterfly, 1591
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