Could we forbear dispute, and practise love, We should agree as angels do above.
Quote by Edmund Waller
Edmund Waller Quotes
Tea does our fancy aid, Repress those vapours which the head invade, And keeps that...
All human things Of dearest value hang on slender strings.
A narrow compass! and yet there Dwelt all that 's good, and all that 's...
Others may use the ocean as their road; Only the English make it their abode.
So must the writer, whose productions should Take with the vulgar, be of vulgar mould.
Poets that lasting marble seek Must come in Latin or in Greek.
The fear of hell, or aiming to be blest, savors too much of private interest.
Go, lovely rose! Tell her that wastes her time and me That now she knows,...
Poets lose half the praise they should have got, Could it be known what they...
How small a part of time they share, That are so wondrous sweet and fair!
Give us enough but with a sparing hand.
The lark that shuns on lofty boughs to build, Her humble nest, lies silent in...
His love at once and dread instruct our thought; As man He suffer'd and as...
Illustrious acts high raptures do infuse, And every conqueror creates a muse.
Stronger by weakness, wiser men become.
Circle are praised, not that abound, In largeness, but the exactly round.
Leaving the old, both worlds at once they view, That stand upon the threshold of...
The seas are quiet when the winds give o'er; So calm are we when passions...
And as pale sickness does invade, Your frailer part, the breaches made, In that fair...
Vexed sailors cursed the rain, for which poor shepherds prayed in vain.