George Herbert


Welsh-born English Metaphysical Poet, Orator and Anglican Priest

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Who hath no head, needs no heart.

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

Was ever grief like mine?

Weaning is not measure.

When a knave is in a plum tree he hath neither friend nor kin.

Truth dwells not in the clouds; the bow that’s there doth often aim at, never hit the sphere.

Water a far off quencheth not fire.

Weigh justly and sell dearly.

When a Lackey comes to hells door, the devils lock the gates.

Two ill meals make the third a glutton.

Water trotted is as good as oats.

Weight and measure take away strife.

When age is jocund, it makes sport for death.

Two sparrows on one Ear of Corn make an ill agreement.

Water, fire, and soldiers quickly make room.

Welcome evil, if thou comest alone

When all men have what belongs to them, it cannot be much.

Ty it well, and let it go.

We are fools one to another.

Well may he smell fire, whose gown burns.

Under water, famine; under snow, bread.

We bachelors laugh and show our teeth, but you married men laugh till your hearts ache.

Were it not for the bone in the leg, all the world would turn Carpenters (to make them crutches).

Use sometimes to be alone.

We cannot come to honor under Coverlet.

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Welsh-born English Metaphysical Poet, Orator and Anglican Priest