Henry Vaughan

1622 - 1695

A Quote by Henry Vaughan on eternity and light

I saw Eternity the other night
Like a great ring of pure and endless light,
All calm as it was bright.

Henry Vaughan (1622 - 1695)

Source: Come Back to Me My Language: Poetry and the West Indies

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A Quote by Henry Vaughan

The darksome statesman, hung with weights and woe,
Like a thick midnight-fog, moved there so slow,
He did not stay, nor go.

Henry Vaughan (1622 - 1695)

Source: The World

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A Quote by Henry Vaughan on eternity, purity, time, and world

I saw Eternity the other night, Like a great ring of pure and endless light, All calm, as it was bright; And round beneath it, Time, in hours, days, years, Driv'n by the spheres Like a vast shadow moved, in which the world And all her train were hurled.

Henry Vaughan (1622 - 1695)

Source: Silex Scintillans, 1655. The World.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Henry Vaughan on christ, day, defeat, heaven, prayer, progress, soul, time, and world

Dear Night! this world's defeat; The stop to busy fools; care's check and curb; The day of spirits; my soul's calm retreat Which none disturb! Christ's progress, and His prayer-time; The hours to which high Heaven cloth chime.

Henry Vaughan (1622 - 1695)

Source: Silex Scintillans, 1655. The Night.

Contributed by: Zaady

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