Edmund Waller quotes

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Then die that she
The common fate of all things rare
May read in thee;
Go, lovely Rose--
Tell her that wastes her time and me
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The fear of hell, or aiming to be blest,
Savours too much of private interest.
Poets that lasting Marble seek
Must carve in Latine or in Greek,
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The soul's dark cottage, battered and decayed,
Lets in new light through chinks that Time has made:
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A narrow compass! and yet there
Dwelt all that's good, and all that's fair!
It was my heaven's extremest sphere,
The pale which held that lovely deer;
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The yielding marble of her snowy breast.
Take heed, fair Eve! you do not make
Another tempter of this snake;
A marble one so warmed would speak.
Yet fairest blossome do not slight
That age which you may know so soon:
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