Quotation by Thomas Carew

Since to the awe of thy imperious wit
Our troublesome language bends, made only fit
With her tough thick-ribbed hoops to gird about
Thy giant fancy, which had proved too stout
For their soft melting phrases.
Thomas Carew (1589–1639), British poet. An Elegy upon the Death of the Dean of St. Paul's, Dr. John Donne (l. 48–52). . .

Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds. (3d ed., 1983) W. W. Norton & Company.
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