George Herbert


Welsh-born English Metaphysical Poet, Orator and Anglican Priest

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To whirl the eyes too much shows a Kites brain.

Though the Fox run, the chicken hath wings.

Tithe, and be rich.

To gain teacheth how to spend.

To write a verse or two is all the praise that I can raise.

Though the Mastiff be gentile, yet bite him not by the lip.

To a boiling pot flys come not.

To go where the King goes afoot (i.e. to the stool).

Too much taking Heed is loss.

Though you rise early, yet the day comes at his time, and not till then.

To a child all weather is cold.

To have money is a fear, not to have it a grief.

Towards great persons use respective boldness: that temper gives them theirs, and yet doth take nothing from thine.

Threatened men eat bread, says the Spaniard.

To a close shorn sheep, God gives wind by measure.

To him that will, ways are not wanting.

Trees eat but once.

Three can hold their peace if two be away.

To a crafty man, a crafty and an half.

To live peaceably with all breeds good blood.

Trust no friend with that you need fear him if he were your enemy.

Three helping one another, bear the burden of six.

To a crazy ship all winds are contrary.

To play at Chess when the house is on fire.

Trust not one night's ice.

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Welsh-born English Metaphysical Poet, Orator and Anglican Priest