Edmund Waller

1605 - 1687

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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A Quote by Edmund Waller on yielding

The yielding marble of her snowy breast.

Edmund Waller (1605 - 1687)

Source: On a Lady passing through a Crowd of People.

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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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