George Herbert Quotes

Life is a businesse, not good cheer; Ever in warres. The sunne still shineth there or here, Whereas the starres Watch an advantage to appeare.
George Herbert (1593-1633), British poet. Employment (l. 16-20). . . The Complete English Poems [George Herbert]. John Tobin, ed. (1991) Penguin Books.
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Light, joy, and leisure; but shall they persever? Echo Ever.
George Herbert (1593-1633), British poet. Heaven (l. 19-20). . . The Complete English Poems [George Herbert]. John Tobin, ed. (1991) Penguin Books.
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Thou Echo, thou art mortal, all men know.
George Herbert (1593-1633), British poet. Heaven (l. 3). . . The Complete English Poems [George Herbert]. John Tobin, ed. (1991) Penguin Books.
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"How wide is all this long pretense! There is in love a sweetness ready penned, Copy out only that, and save expense."
George Herbert (1593-1633), British poet. Jordan (l. 19-20). . . The Complete English Poems [George Herbert]. John Tobin, ed. (1991) Penguin Books.
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I often blotted what I had begun: This was not quick enough, and that was dead.
George Herbert (1593-1633), British poet. Jordan (l. 19-20). . . The Complete English Poems [George Herbert]. John Tobin, ed. (1991) Penguin Books.
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As flames do work and wind when they ascend, So did I weave myself into the sense.
George Herbert (1593-1633), British poet. Jordan (l. 19-20). . . The Complete English Poems [George Herbert]. John Tobin, ed. (1991) Penguin Books.
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When first my lines of heavenly joys made mention, Such was their luster, they did so excel, That I sought out quaint words and trim invention; My thoughts began to burnish, sprout, and swell, Curling with metaphors a plain intention, Decking the sense as if it were to sell.
George Herbert (1593-1633), British poet. Jordan (l. 19-20). . . The Complete English Poems [George Herbert]. John Tobin, ed. (1991) Penguin Books.
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Who says that fictions only and false hair Become a verse? Is there in truth no beauty?
George Herbert (1593-1633), British poet. Jordan (l. 19-20). . . The Complete English Poems [George Herbert]. John Tobin, ed. (1991) Penguin Books.
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I envy no man's nightingale or spring; Nor let them punish me with loss of rhyme, Who plainly say, My God, My King.
George Herbert (1593-1633), British poet. Jordan (l. 19-20). . . The Complete English Poems [George Herbert]. John Tobin, ed. (1991) Penguin Books.
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Must all be veiled, while he that reads, divines, Catching the sense at two removes?
George Herbert (1593-1633), British poet. Jordan (l. 19-20). . . The Complete English Poems [George Herbert]. John Tobin, ed. (1991) Penguin Books.
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