It is the mind that maketh good or ill, that maketh wretch or happy, rich or poor.
A stern discipline pervades all nature, which is a little cruel that it may be very kind.
Sleep after toil, port after stormy seas, Ease after war, death after life does greatly please.
Sleep after toil, port after stormy seas, ease after war, death after life does greatly please.
Her angel's face, As the great eye of heaven shined bright, And made a sunshine in the shady place.
The poets' scrolls will outlive the monuments of stone. Genius survives; all else is claimed by death.
The gentle minde by gentle deeds is knowne. For a man by nothing is so well bewrayd, As by his manners.
I was promised on a time - to have reason for my rhyme; From that time unto this season, I received nor rhyme nor reason.
SOng made in lieu of many ornaments,
With which my loue should duly haue bene dect,
Which cutting off through hasty accidents,
Ye would not stay your dew time to expect,
But promist both to recompens,
Be vnto her a goodly ornament,
And for short time an endlesse moniment.
I Saw in secret to my Dame,
How little Cupid humbly came:
and sayd to her All hayle my mother.
But when he saw me laugh, for shame:
His face with bashfull blood did flame,
not knowing Venus from the other,
Then neuer blush Cupid (quoth I)
for many haue err'd in this beauty.