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