Henry Vaughan Quotes

No, no; Religion is a Spring That from some secret, golden Mine Derives her birth, and thence doth bring Cordials in every drop, and Wine;
Henry Vaughan (1622-1695), Welsh poet. Religion (l. 29-32). . . Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermode and John Hollander, general eds. (1973) Oxford University Press (Also published as six paperback vols.: Medieval English Literature, J. B. Trapp, ed.; The Literature of Renaissance England, John Hollander and Frank Kermode, eds.; The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, Martin Price, ed.; Romantic Poetry and Prose, Harold Bloom and Lionel Trilling, eds.; Victorian Prose and Poetry, Lionel Trilling and Harold Bloom, eds.; Modern British Literature, Frank Kermode and John Hollander, eds.).
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So hills and valleys into singing break; And though poor stones have neither speech nor tongue, While active winds and streams both run and speak, Yet stones are deep in admiration. Thus praise and prayer here beneath the Sun Make lesser mornings when the great are done.
Henry Vaughan (1622-1695), Welsh poet. The Bird (l. 13-18). BLPA. Poets of the English Language, Vols. I-V. Vol. I: Langland to Spenser; Vol. II: Marlowe to Marvell; Vol. III: Milton to Goldsmith; Vol. IV: Blake to Poe; Vol. V: Tennyson to Yeats. W. H. Auden and Norman Holmes Pearson, eds. (1950) The Viking Press.
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For each inclosed spirit is a star Enlightening his own little sphere,
Henry Vaughan (1622-1695), Welsh poet. The Bird (l. 19-20). . . Poets of the English Language, Vols. I-V. Vol. I: Langland to Spenser; Vol. II: Marlowe to Marvell; Vol. III: Milton to Goldsmith; Vol. IV: Blake to Poe; Vol. V: Tennyson to Yeats. W. H. Auden and Norman Holmes Pearson, eds. (1950) The Viking Press.
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But I am sure, thou dost now come Oft to a narrow, homely room, Where thou too hast but the least part, My God, I mean my sinful heart.
Henry Vaughan (1622-1695), Welsh poet. The Dwelling-Place (l. 13-16). . . Oxford Book of Seventeenth Century Verse, The. H. J. C. Grierson and G. Bullough, eds. (1934) Oxford University Press.
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O Joys! infinite sweetness! with what flowers And shoots of glory my soul breaks and buds!
Henry Vaughan (1622-1695), Welsh poet. The Morning Watch (l. 1-2). . . Oxford Book of Seventeenth Century Verse, The. H. J. C. Grierson and G. Bullough, eds. (1934) Oxford University Press.
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Prayer is The world in tune, A spirit-voice, And vocal joys, Whose echo is Heaven's bliss.
Henry Vaughan (1622-1695), Welsh poet. The Morning Watch (l. 18-22). . . Oxford Book of Seventeenth Century Verse, The. H. J. C. Grierson and G. Bullough, eds. (1934) Oxford University Press.
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Most blest believer he! Who in that land of darkness and blind eyes Thy long-expected healing wings could see, When thou didst rise, And what can never more be done Did at midnight speak with the Sun!
Henry Vaughan (1622-1695), Welsh poet. The Night (l. 7-12). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds. (3d ed., 1983) W. W. Norton & Company.
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Happy those early days! when I Shined in my angel-infancy. Before I understood this place Appointed for my second race, Or taught my soul to fancy aught But a white, celestial thought;
Henry Vaughan (1622-1695), Welsh poet. The Retreat (l. 1-6). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds. (3d ed., 1983) W. W. Norton & Company.
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But felt through all this fleshly dress Bright shoots of everlastingness.
Henry Vaughan (1622-1695), Welsh poet. The Retreat (l. 19-20). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds. (3d ed., 1983) W. W. Norton & Company.
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Unfold, unfold! take in his light, Who makes thy cares more short than night, The joys which with his day-star rise He deals to all but drowsy eyes; And (what the men of this world miss) Some drops and dews of future bliss.
Henry Vaughan (1622-1695), Welsh poet. The Revival (l. 1-6). . . Poets of the English Language, Vols. I-V. Vol. I: Langland to Spenser; Vol. II: Marlowe to Marvell; Vol. III: Milton to Goldsmith; Vol. IV: Blake to Poe; Vol. V: Tennyson to Yeats. W. H. Auden and Norman Holmes Pearson, eds. (1950) The Viking Press.
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