Edmund Waller

1605 - 1687

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 angels and sacred

In such green palaces the first kings reign'd, Slept in their shades, and angels entertain'd; With such old counsellors they did advise, And by frequenting sacred groves grew wise.

Edmund Waller (1605 - 1687)

Source: On St. James's Park.

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A Quote by Edmund Waller

Illustrious acts high raptures do infuse, And every conqueror creates a muse.

Edmund Waller (1605 - 1687)

Source: Panegyric on Cromwell.

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A Quote by Edmund Waller on death and fate

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That eagle's fate and mine are one, Which on the shaft that made him die Espied a feather of his own, Wherewith he wont to soar so high.

Edmund Waller (1605 - 1687)

Source: To a Lady singing a Song of his Composing.

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