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But I do nothing upon myself, and yet I am my own executioner.
And new Philosophy calls all in doubt, the element of fire is quite put out; the Sun is lost, and the earth, and no mans…
God employs several translators; some pieces are translated by age, some by sickness, some by war, some by justice.
Affliction is a treasure, and scarce any man hath enough of it.
Since you would save none of me, I bury some of you.
As states subsist in part by keeping their weaknesses from being known, so is it the quiet of families to have their chancery and their…
As virtuous men pass mildly away, and whisper to their souls to go, whilst some of their sad friends do say, the breath goes now,…
The day breaks not, it is my heart.
Pleasure is none, if not diversified.
Wicked is not much worse than indiscreet.
I observe the physician with the same diligence as the disease.
But let them sleep, Lord, and me mourn a space.
Despair is the damp of hell, as joy is the serenity of heaven.
Art is the most passionate orgy within man’s grasp.
No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.
Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
Busy old fool, unruly Sun, why dost thou thus through windows and through curtains call on us? Must to thy motions lovers seasons run?
He must pull out his own eyes, and see no creature, before he can say, he sees no God; He must be no man, and…
I am two fools, I know, for loving, and for saying so in whining poetry.
For God’s sake hold your tongue, and let me love.
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