Matthew Prior

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Matthew Prior

To John I owed great obligation; but John, unhappily, thought fit to publish it to all the nation: Sure John and I are more than quit.More Matthew Prior [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Cured yesterday of my disease, I died last night of my physician.More Matthew Prior [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Who walks the fastest, but walks astray, is only furthest from his way.More Matthew Prior [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Be to their virtue very kind; be to their faults a little blind.More Matthew Prior [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Fantastic tyrant of the amorous heart. How hard thy yoke, how cruel thy dart. Those escape your anger who refuse your sway, and those are punished most, who most obey.More Matthew Prior [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Hopes are but the dreams of those that wake.More Matthew Prior [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Odds life! must one swear to the truth of a song?More Matthew Prior [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
They talk most who have the least to say.More Matthew Prior [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
They never taste who always drink; they always talk who never think.More Matthew Prior [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Forbear to mention what thou canst not praise.More Matthew Prior [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In argument similes are like songs in love; they describe much, but prove nothing.More Matthew Prior [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
For, when with beauty we can virtue join, We paint the semblance of a form divine.More Matthew Prior [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Of two evils I have chose the least.More Matthew Prior [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Let him be kept from paper, pen, and ink;
So may he cease to write, and learn to think.More Matthew Prior [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Do not unto another that which you would not he should do unto
you.More Matthew Prior [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
He will not carry his wealth to the waters of Acheron.More Matthew Prior [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Let me skim the water with one oar, and with the other touch
sand. [Go not out of your depth.]More Matthew Prior [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To each man at his birth nature has given some fault.More Matthew Prior [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When Croft's "Life of Dr. Young" was spoken of as a good
imitation of Dr. Johnson's style, "No, no," said he, "it is not a
good imitation of Johnson; it has all his pomp without his force;
it has all the nodosities of the oak, without its strength; it
has all the contortions of the sibyl, without the inspiration."More Matthew Prior [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Instinct and reason how can we divide?
'Tis the fool's ignorance, and the pedant's pride.More Matthew Prior [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When people once are in the wrong,
Each line they add is much too long;
Who fastest walks, but walks astray,
Is only furthest from his way.More Matthew Prior [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Now fitted the halter, now travers'd the cart,
And often took leave; but was loth to part.More Matthew Prior [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Variety alone gives joy;
The sweetest meats the soonest cloy.More Matthew Prior [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Thy sum of duty let two words contain,
(O may they graven in thy heart remain!)
Be humble and be just.More Matthew Prior [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What is a king? a man condemn'd to bear
The public burthen of the nation's care.More Matthew Prior [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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