George Herbert


Welsh-born English Metaphysical Poet, Orator and Anglican Priest

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You know more than books.

Whose house is of glass, must not throw stones at another.

Women laugh when they can and weepe when they will.

You may be on land, yet not in a garden.

Willows are weak, yet they bind other wood.

Wood half-burnt is easily kindled.

You must lose a fly to catch a trout.

Wine ever pays for his loading.

Words and feathers the wind carries away.

You must sit down, says Love, and taste my meat. So I did sit and eat.

Wine makes all sorts of creatures at table.

Words are women, deeds are men.

You must strike in measure, when there are many to strike on one Anvil.

Wine that cost nothing is digested before it be drunk.

Working and making a fire doth discretion require.

Your pot broken seems better than my whole one.

When God is made the master of a family, he disorders the disorderly.

Where the drink goes in there the wit goes out.

Who fears to do ill sets himself a task; who fears to do well sure should wear a mask.

Who must account for himself and others, must know both.

When God will punish, He will first take away the understanding.

Where there is no honor, there is no grief.

Who follows all things forfeits his will.

Who pays the Physician, does the cure.

When God will, no wind but brings rain.

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Welsh-born English Metaphysical Poet, Orator and Anglican Priest