George Herbert


Welsh-born English Metaphysical Poet, Orator and Anglican Priest

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Where there is peace, God is.

Who gives to all, denies all.

Who plays for more than he can lose with pleasure, stakes his heart.

When it thunders, the thief becomes honest.

Where you think there is bacon, there is no Chimney.

Who hastens a glutton chokes him.

Who remove stones, bruise their fingers.

When my house burne, it's not good playing at Chess.

Where your will is ready, your feet are light.

Who hath a Wolfe for his mate, needs a Dog for his man.

Who say, I care not, those I give for lost; and to instruct them, ’twill not quit the cost.

When once thy foot enters the church, be bare. God is more there than thou: for thou art there only by his permission. Then beware, that leads from earth to heaven.

Whether goest, griefe? Where I am wont.

Who hath bitter in his mouth, spits not all sweet.

Who says that fiction only and false hair become a verse? Is there in truth no beauty? Is all good structure in a winding stair?

When one is on horseback He knows all things.

Whether I fly with angels, fall with dust, Thy hands made both, and I am there.

Who hath no hast in his business, mountains to him seem valleys.

Who spits against heaven, it falls in his face.

When prayers are done, my Lady is ready.

Whether shall the oxe go, where he shall not labor?

Who hath no head, needs no heart.

Who sweeps a room, as for Thy laws, makes that and the action fine.

When the Foxe preacheth, beware geese.

Whether you boil snow or pound it, you can have but water of it.

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Welsh-born English Metaphysical Poet, Orator and Anglican Priest