I was promised on a time - to have reason for my rhyme; From that time unto this season, I received nor rhyme nor reason.
Quote by Edmund Spenser
Edmund Spenser Quotes
And he that strives to touch the stars, Oft stumbles at a straw.
The blazing brightnesse of her beauties beame, And glorious light of her sunshyny face To...
She heard with patience all unto the end, And strove to maister sorrowful assay, Which...
True loves are often sown, but seldom grow on ground.
Be judge ye heavens, that all things right esteem, How I him loved, and love...
Gold all is not that doth golden seem.
O how can beautie maister the most strong, And simple truth subdue avenging wrong?
She heard with patience all unto the end, / And strove to maister sorrowful assay,...
Her angel's face, As the great eye of heaven shined bright, And made a sunshine...
Sleep after toil, port after stormy seas, Ease after war, death after life does greatly...
The poets' scrolls will outlive the monuments of stone. Genius survives; all else is claimed...
It is the mind that maketh good of ill, that maketh wretch or happy, rich...
I hate the day, because it lendeth light To see all things, but not my...
And all for love, and nothing for reward.
He that strives to touch the starts, oft stumbles at a straw.
Each goodly thing is hardest to begin.
What more felicity can fall to creature, than to enjoy delight with liberty?