Abraham Cowley

#48619 Abraham Cowley

What shall I do to be forever known, And make the age to come my own? .

Abraham Cowley Quotes about age
#48620 Abraham Cowley

His time is forever, everywhere his place. .

Abraham Cowley Quotes about time
#48621 Abraham Cowley

Fond archer, Hope! who tak'st thy aim so far, That still or short, or wide thine arrows are! .

Abraham Cowley Quotes about hope
#48622 Abraham Cowley

Why to mute fish should'st thou thyself discover And not to me, thy no less silent lover? .

Abraham Cowley Quotes about love
#48623 Abraham Cowley

To be a husbandman, is but a retreat from the city; to be a philosopher, from the world; or rather, a retreat from the world, as it is man's, into the world, as it is God's. .

Abraham Cowley Quotes about world
#48626 Abraham Cowley

Life is an incurable disease. .

Abraham Cowley Quotes about sea
#48627 Abraham Cowley

We spent them not in toys, in lusts, or wine, But search of deep philosophy, Wit, eloquence, and poetry; Arts which I lov'd, for they, my friend, were thine. .

Abraham Cowley Quotes about philosophy
#48628 Abraham Cowley

His faith, perhaps, in some nice tenets might Be wrong; his life, I 'm sure, was in the right. .

Abraham Cowley Quotes about life
#48629 Abraham Cowley

The thirsty earth soaks up the rain, And drinks, and gapes for drink again; The plants suck in the earth, and are With constant drinking fresh and fair. .

Abraham Cowley Quotes about art
#48630 Abraham Cowley

Fill all the glasses there, for why Should every creature drink but I? Why, man of morals, tell me why? .

Abraham Cowley Quotes about man
#48631 Abraham Cowley

A mighty pain to love it is, And 't is a pain that pain to miss; But of all pains, the greatest pain It is to love, but love in vain. .

Abraham Cowley Quotes about love
#48632 Abraham Cowley

Hope, of all ills that men endure, The only cheap and universal cure. .

Abraham Cowley Quotes about men
#48633 Abraham Cowley

Th' adorning thee with so much art Is but a barb'rous skill; 'T is like the pois'ning of a dart, Too apt before to kill. .

Abraham Cowley Quotes about art
#48634 Abraham Cowley

Nothing is there to come, and nothing past, But an eternal now does always last. .

Abraham Cowley Quotes about past
#48635 Abraham Cowley

When Israel was from bondage led, Led by the Almighty's hand From out of foreign land, The great sea beheld and fled. .

Abraham Cowley Quotes about age
#48636 Abraham Cowley

An harmless flaming meteor shone for hair, And fell adown his shoulders with loose care. .

Abraham Cowley Quotes about care
#48637 Abraham Cowley

The monster London laugh at me. .

Abraham Cowley Quotes about laugh
#48638 Abraham Cowley

Let but thy wicked men from out thee go, And all the fools that crowd thee so, Even thou, who dost thy millions boast, A village less than Islington wilt grow, A solitude almost. .

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#48639 Abraham Cowley

The fairest garden in her looks, And in her mind the wisest books. .

Abraham Cowley Quotes about books
#48640 Abraham Cowley

God the first garden made, and the first city Cain. .

Abraham Cowley Quotes about city
#48641 Abraham Cowley

Hence, ye profane! I hate ye all, Both the great vulgar and the small. .

Abraham Cowley Quotes about hate
#48642 Abraham Cowley

Charm'd with the foolish whistling of a name. .

Abraham Cowley Quotes about wit
#48643 Abraham Cowley

Words that weep and tears that speak. .

Abraham Cowley Quotes about tears
#48644 Abraham Cowley

We griev'd, we sigh'd, we wept; we never blush'd before. .

Abraham Cowley
#48645 Abraham Cowley

Thus would I double my life's fading space; For he that runs it well, runs twice his race. .

Abraham Cowley Quotes about life
#48646 Abraham Cowley

Awake, awake, my Lyre! And tell thy silent master's humble tale In sounds that may prevail; Sounds that gentle thoughts inspire: Though so exalted she And I so lowly be Tell her, such different notes make all thy harmony. .

Abraham Cowley Quotes about thoughts
#48647 Abraham Cowley

Beauty, thou wild fantastic ape Who dost in every country change thy shape! .

Abraham Cowley Quotes about change
#48648 Abraham Cowley

To virgin minds, which yet their native whiteness hold, Not yet discoloured with the love of gold (That jaundice of the soul, Which makes it look so gilded and so foul) .

Abraham Cowley Quotes about love
#48649 Abraham Cowley

If of their pleasures and desires no end be found; God to their cares and fears will set no bound. What would content you? Who can tell? Ye fear so much to lose what you have got As if ye liked it well. Ye strive for more, as if ye liked it not. .

Abraham Cowley Quotes about fear
#111841 Abraham Cowley

Solitude can be used well by very few people. They who do must have a knowledge of the world to see the foolishness of it, and enough virtue to despise all the vanity. .

Abraham Cowley Quotes about knowledge
#111843 Abraham Cowley

The world's a scene of changes, and to be constant, in nature were inconstancy. .

Abraham Cowley Quotes about change
#111844 Abraham Cowley

Curiosity does, no less than devotion, pilgrims make. .

Abraham Cowley Quotes about devotion
#111845 Abraham Cowley

His faith perhaps in some nice tenets might be wrong; his life, I'm sure, was always in the right. .

Abraham Cowley Quotes about life
#111846 Abraham Cowley

Hope! of all ills that men endure, the only cheap and universal cure. .

Abraham Cowley Quotes about men
#111848 Abraham Cowley

Nothing is to come, and nothing past: But an eternal now, does always last. .

Abraham Cowley Quotes about past
#111849 Abraham Cowley

Lukewarmness I account a sin, as great in love as in religion. .

Abraham Cowley Quotes about love
#111850 Abraham Cowley

Of all ills that one endures, hope is a cheap and universal cure. .

Abraham Cowley Quotes about hope
#111851 Abraham Cowley

This only grant me, that my means may lie too low for envy, for contempt too high. .

Abraham Cowley Quotes about lie

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