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Edmund Waller

Edmund Waller, FRS (3 March 1606 – 21 October 1687) was an English poet and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1624 and 1679.

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Tea does our fancy aid, Repress those vapours which the head invade And keeps that palace of the sou ...

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All human things Of dearest value hang on slender strings.

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Vexed sailors cursed the rain, for which poor shepherds prayed in vain.

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

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

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The soul's dark cottage, batter'd and decay'd, Lets in new light through chinks that Time has made. ...

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To love is to believe, to hope, to know; Tis an essay, a taste of Heaven below!

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The fear of God is freedom, joy, and peace; And makes all ills that vex us here to cease.

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Virtue's a stronger guard than brass.

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To man, that was in th' evening made, Stars gave the first delight; Admiring, in the gloomy shade, T ...

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His kingdom come!" For this we pray in vain, Unless He does in our affections reign. How fond it wer ...

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Stronger by weakness, wiser men become.

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“So must the writer, whose productions should Take with the vulgar, be of vulgar mould.”

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

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“The soul's dark cottage, battered and decayed,Lets in new light through chinks that time has made ...

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