George Herbert


Welsh-born English Metaphysical Poet, Orator and Anglican Priest

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To what they know best entice all neatly; for so thou dost thyself and him a pleasure.

Though punishment be slow, still it comes.

'Tis easier to build two chimneys, then to maintain one.

To fine folks a little ill finely wrapped.

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.

There is no body will go to hell for company.

Things well fitted abide.

The Wolfe knows, what the ill beast thinks.

There is no heat of affection but is joined with some idleness of brain, says the Spaniard.

Think not thy fame at every twitch will break; by great deeds show that thou canst little do; and do them not; that shall thy wisdom be; and change thy temperance into bravery.

The world is now adayes, God save the Conqueror.

There is no jollity but hath a smack of folly.

Think of ease, but work on.

The worst of law is that one suit breeds twenty.

There is no man, though never so little, but sometimes he can hurt.

This book of stars lights to eternal bliss.

The worst speak something good; if all want sense God takes a text and preacheth Patience.

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Welsh-born English Metaphysical Poet, Orator and Anglican Priest