Henry Vaughan Quotes

The flowers without clothes live, Yet Solomon was never dressed so fine.
Henry Vaughan (1622-1695), Welsh poet. Man (l. 13-14). . . Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (New ed., rev. and enl., 1939) Oxford University Press.
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Man hath still either toys or care: But hath no root, nor to one place is tied, But ever restless and irregular, About this earth doth run and ride. He knows he hath a home, but scarce knows where; He says it is so far, That he has quite forgot how to go there.
Henry Vaughan (1622-1695), Welsh poet. Man, st. 3.
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Early, as well as late, Rise with the sun, and set in the same bowers;
Henry Vaughan (1622-1695), Welsh poet. Man (l. 6-7). . . Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (New ed., rev. and enl., 1939) Oxford University Press.
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Man is the shuttle, to whose winding quest And passage through these looms God ordered motion, but ordained no rest.
Henry Vaughan (1622-1695), Welsh poet. Man (l. 26-28). . . Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (New ed., rev. and enl., 1939) Oxford University Press.
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There growes the flowre of peace, The Rose that cannot wither,
Henry Vaughan (1622-1695), Welsh poet. Peace (l. 14-15). . . Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (New ed., rev. and enl., 1939) Oxford University Press.
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He is thy gracious friend And (O my Soul awake!) Did in pure love descend To die here for thy sake,
Henry Vaughan (1622-1695), Welsh poet. Peace (l. 9-12). . . Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (New ed., rev. and enl., 1939) Oxford University Press.
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Sweet peace sits crown'd with smiles And one born in a Manger Commands the Beauteous files,
Henry Vaughan (1622-1695), Welsh poet. Peace (l. 6-8). . . Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (New ed., rev. and enl., 1939) Oxford University Press.
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My Soul, there is a Countrie Far beyond the stars
Henry Vaughan (1622-1695), Welsh poet. Peace (l. 1-2). . . Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (New ed., rev. and enl., 1939) Oxford University Press.
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"Lord," then said I, "on me one breath, And let me die before my death!"
Henry Vaughan (1622-1695), Welsh poet. Regeneration (l. 1-8). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds. (3d ed., 1983) W. W. Norton & Company.
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A ward, and still in bonds, one day I stole abroad; It was high spring, and all the way Primrosed and hung with shade; Yet was it frost within, And surly winds Blasted my infant buds, and sin Like clouds eclipsed my mind.
Henry Vaughan (1622-1695), Welsh poet. Regeneration (l. 1-8). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds. (3d ed., 1983) W. W. Norton & Company.
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