Edmund Spenser Quotes

Inspirational quotes by Edmund Spenser

A stern discipline pervades all nature, which is a little cruel that it may be very kind.
It is the mind that maketh good or ill, that maketh wretch or happy, rich or poor.
Sleep after toil, port after stormy seas, ease after war, death after life does greatly please.
What more felicity can fall to creature, than to enjoy delight with liberty.

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The Comedian As The Letter C: 05 - A Nice Shady Home
 by Wallace Stevens

Crispin as hermit, pure and capable,
Dwelt in the land. Perhaps if discontent
Had kept him still the pricking realist,
Choosing his element from droll confect
Of was and is and shall or ought to be,
Beyond Bordeaux, beyond Havana, far
Beyond carked Yucatan, he might have come
To colonize his polar planterdom

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