Edmund Waller

1605 - 1687

A Quote by Edmund Waller on agreement, angels, and love

Could we forbear dispute and practise love, We should agree as angels do above.

Edmund Waller (1605 - 1687)

Source: Divine Love. Canto iii.

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A Quote by Edmund Waller on time

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Go, lovely rose! Tell her that wastes her time and me That now she knows, When I resemble her to thee, How sweet and fair she seems to be.

Edmund Waller (1605 - 1687)

Source: Go, Lovely Rose.

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A Quote by Edmund Waller on poets and praise

Poets lose half the praise they should have got, Could it be known what they discreetly blot.

Edmund Waller (1605 - 1687)

Source: Upon Roscommon's Translation of Horace, De Arte Poetica.

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A Quote by Edmund Waller on language

Under the tropic is our language spoke, And part of Flanders hath receiv'd our yoke.

Edmund Waller (1605 - 1687)

Source: Upon the Death of the Lord Protector.

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A Quote by Edmund Waller on soul

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And keeps the palace of the soul.

Edmund Waller (1605 - 1687)

Source: Of Tea.

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A Quote by Edmund Waller on poets

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Poets that lasting marble seek Must come in Latin or in Greek.

Edmund Waller (1605 - 1687)

Source: Of English Verse.

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A Quote by Edmund Waller on darkness, eternity, home, men, soul, time, and weakness

The soul's dark cottage, batter'd and decay'd, Lets in new light through chinks that Time has made. Stronger by weakness, wiser men become As they draw near to their eternal home: Leaving the old, both worlds at once they view That stand upon the threshold of the new.

Edmund Waller (1605 - 1687)

Source: On the Divine Poems.

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A Quote by Edmund Waller on good and rest

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A narrow compass! and yet there Dwelt all that 's good, and all that 's fair; Give me but what this riband bound, Take all the rest the sun goes round.

Edmund Waller (1605 - 1687)

Source: On a Girdle.

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A Quote by Edmund Waller on listening and love

For all we know Of what the blessed do above Is, that they sing, and that they love. While I listen to thy Voice.

Edmund Waller (1605 - 1687)

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A Quote by Edmund Waller on sharing and time

How small a part of time they share That are so wondrous sweet and fair!

Edmund Waller (1605 - 1687)

Source: Go, Lovely Rose.

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