Sir William Davenant Quotes

Before we shall again behold In his diurnal race the world's great eye, We may as silent be and cold As are the shades where buried lovers lie.
Sir William Davenant (1606-1668), British poet. Endimion Porter and Olivia (l. 1-4). OBS. Oxford Book of Seventeenth Century Verse, The. H. J. C. Grierson and G. Bullough, eds. (1934) Oxford University Press.
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Go! climb that rock, and when thou there hast found A star, contracted in a diamond,
Sir William Davenant (1606-1668), British poet. For the Lady Olivia Porter; a Present upon a New Year's Day (l. 5-6). OBS. Oxford Book of Seventeenth Century Verse, The. H. J. C. Grierson and G. Bullough, eds. (1934) Oxford University Press.
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Go! dive into the Southern Sea, and when Th'ast found, to trouble the nice sight of men, A swelling pearl, and such whose single worth Boasts all the wonders which the seas bring forth, Give it Endymion's love, whose ev'ry tear Would more enrich the skilful jeweller.
Sir William Davenant (1606-1668), British poet. For the Lady Olivia Porter; a Present upon a New Year's Day (l. 9-14). OBS. Oxford Book of Seventeenth Century Verse, The. H. J. C. Grierson and G. Bullough, eds. (1934) Oxford University Press.
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Your Beauty, ripe, and calm, and fresh, As Eastern Summers are, Must now, forsaking Time and Flesh, Add light to some small Star.
Sir William Davenant (1606-1668), British poet. Lover and Philosopher (l. 1-4). OBEV. 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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O harmless Death! whom still the valiant brave, The wise expect, the sorrowful invite, And all the good embrace, who know the grave A short dark passage to eternal light.
Sir William Davenant (1606-1668), British poet. The Christian's Reply to the Philosopher (l. 9-12). OBS. Oxford Book of Seventeenth Century Verse, The. H. J. C. Grierson and G. Bullough, eds. (1934) Oxford University Press.
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