William Cartwright

William
Cartwright
1611
1643

English Dramatist and Churchman, Successor to Ben Jonson

Author Quotes

Brave spirits are a balsam to themselves, There is a nobleness of mind that heals Wounds beyond salves.

Fancy can save or kill; it hath clos'd up Wounds when the balsam could not, and without The aid of salves:--to think hath been a cure. For witchcraft then, that's all done by the force Of mere imagination.

I was that silly thing that once was wrought to practise this thin love; I climbed from sex to soul, from soul to thought; but thinking there to move, headlong I rolled from thought to soul, and then from soul I lighted at the sex again.

Love makes those young whom age doth chill, and whom he finds young keeps young still.

Tell me not of joy: there's none now my little sparrow's gone; He, just as you, would toy and woo, He would chirp and flatter me, He would hang the wing awhile, till at length he saw me smile, Lord! how sullen he would be!

There are two births: the one when light first strikes the new awakened sense; the other when two souls unite, and we must count our life from thence, when you loved me and I loved you, then both of us were born anew.

The fool inherits, but the wise must get.

Author Picture
First Name
William
Last Name
Cartwright
Birth Date
1611
Death Date
1643
Bio

English Dramatist and Churchman, Successor to Ben Jonson