Abraham Cowley quotes

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Nothing in Nature's sober found,
But an eternal health goes round.
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The thirsty earth soaks up the rain,
And drinks, and gapes for drink again.
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Even Lust the Master of a hardned Face,
Blushes if thou beest in the place,
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'Tis not such lines as almost crack the stage
When Bajazet begins to rage;
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In a true piece of Wit all things must be,
Yet all things there agree,
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Thy spotless Muse, like Mary, did contain
The boundless Godhead; she did well disdain
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Pardon, my Mother Church, if I consent
That Angels led him when from thee he went,
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Ah wretched We, Poets of Earth! but Thou
Wert Living the same Poet which thou'rt Now,
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We spent them not in toys, in lusts, or wine,
But search of deep Philosophy,
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Thy soul and body, when death's agony
Besieged around thy noble heart,
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