Phineas Fletcher

Phineas
Fletcher
1582
1650

Scottish-English Poet, Ordained Priest and Fellow at Cambridge, Author of The Purple Island, or the Isle of Man

Author Quotes

Faint heart ne'er won fair lady.

Love is like linen often chang'd, the sweeter.

When needs he must, yet faintly then he praises; somewhat the deed, much more the means he raises: so marreth what he makes, and praising most, dispraises.

Love's tongue is in the eyes.

Beauty when most unclothed is clothed best.

The way to God is by our selves.

Drop, drop, slow tears, and bathe those beauteous feet Which brought from heaven the news and prince of peace. Cease not, wet eyes, his mercies to entreat; To cry for vengeance sin doth never cease; In your deep floods drown all my faults and fears, Nor let his eye see sin but through my tears.

Long open panegyric drags at best, And praise is only praise when well address'd.

Love knows no mean or measure.

Author Picture
First Name
Phineas
Last Name
Fletcher
Birth Date
1582
Death Date
1650
Bio

Scottish-English Poet, Ordained Priest and Fellow at Cambridge, Author of The Purple Island, or the Isle of Man