Walton's Lives of Dr. John Donne: Sir Henry Wotton, Mr. Richard Hooker, Mr. George Herbert, and Dr. Robert Sanderson

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H. Washbourne, 1857 - 456 pages
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Page 137 - You violets that first appear. By your pure purple mantles known Like the proud virgins of the year, As if the spring were all your own ; What are you when the rose is blown? So, when my mistress shall be seen In form and beauty of her mind, By virtue first, then choice, a Queen, Tell me, if she were not designed Th' eclipse and glory of her kind.
Page 341 - The Sundays of man's life, Threaded together on time's string, Make bracelets to adorn the wife Of the eternal glorious King. On Sunday heaven's gate stands ope ; Blessings are plentiful and rife — More plentiful than hope.
Page 59 - Wilt thou forgive that sin where I begun, Which was my sin, though it were done before? Wilt thou forgive that sin through which I run, And do run still, though still I do deplore? When thou hast done, thou hast not done, For I have more.
Page 192 - ... not an open enemy, that hath done me this dishonour : for then I could have borne it.
Page 132 - An Ambassador is an honest man, sent to lie abroad for the good of his country.
Page 146 - To another, whose earnestness exceeded his knowledge, and was still railing against the papists, he gave this advice: "Pray, sir, forbear till you have studied the points " better; for the wise Italians have this proverb: He that " understands amiss concludes worse. And take heed of " thinking, the farther you go from the church of Rome,
Page 288 - I women's eyes for crystal take? Such poor invention burns in their low mind Whose fire is wild, and doth not upward go To praise, and on thee, Lord, some ink bestow. Open the bones, and you shall nothing find In the best face but filth; when, Lord, in Thee The beauty lies in the discovery. GH...
Page 295 - These seals he gave or sent to most of those friends on which he put a value ; and at Mr. Herbert's death these verses were found wrapt up with that seal which was by the Doctor given to him : " When my dear friend could write no more, He gave this seal, and so gave o'er. " When winds and waves rise highest, I am sure ; This anchor keeps my faith, that me secure.
Page 314 - To my successor. If thou chance for to find A new house to thy mind, And built without thy cost: Be good to the poor, As God gives thee store, And then my labour's not lost.
Page 59 - When thou hast done, thou has not done, For I have more. Wilt thou forgive that sin which I have won Others to sin, and made my sin their door? Wilt thou forgive that sin which I did shun A year or two, but wallowed in a score? *° When thou hast done, thou hast not done, For I have more.

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